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Colonel and Brigadier General 
CHARLES H. VAN WYCK. 



A CONDENSED HISTORY 



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THE 56th REGIMENT 

NEW YORK VHTEKAN VOLUNTEER 
INFANTRY, 



Which was a Part of the Organization 
Known as the 



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TENTH LEGION" 



IN THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865, 

Together with a Register or Roster of all the Members of 
THE Regiment, and the War Record of Each Member as 
Recorded in the Adjutant General's Office 
AT Albany, New York. 



BY 

JOEL C. FISK AND WILLIAM H. D. BLAKE, 

MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT. 







1906. 

NEWBURGH JOURNAL PRINTING HOUSE AND BOOK BINDERY. 



CONTENTS. 



DEDICATION Page 7. 

RALLYING SONG Page 8. 

CHAPTER I Page 11. 

Organization of the Tenth Legion by Charles H. Van Wyck, Congress- 
man — His Appointment and Commission as Colonel — Camp Van 
Wyck— Life in Camp— Captain A. Van Home Ellis the Regimental 
Instructor— Health of Men Fairly Good. 



CHAPTER II Page 15. 

Departure from Camp Van Wyck— Arrival in New York City— Beautiful 
Banner Presented to the Regiment by "The Sons of Orange and Sul- 
livan "—It was Carried All Through The War— The Trip to Wash- 
ington—Hazardous March Through Baltimore— In Camp at Kalorama 
Heights— Camp on the Banks of Rock Creek— Carver Barracks De- 
scribed — A Famous Dog. 

CHAPTER III Pag, 2j 

March Through Washington— Trip Down the Potomac— First Experience un- 
der Fire— Arrival at Newport News— Camp in Front of Yorktown— First 
Battle Engaged in by the Regiment— Battle of Williamsburgh— Naglee's 
Brigade— Bottoms Bridge— White Oak Swamp Creek— Carter's Hill- 
Visited by President Lincoln— Hooker's Advance on Malvern Hill— First 
to Cross the Chickahominy. 

CHAPTER IV p,g,38. 

Gen. Naglee's Brigade About Yorktown— Raid to Gloucester, Kings and 
Queens Counties— Foraging Expedition— Journey to Morehead City, N. 
C— Rough Experience on Vessel in Storm— Arrival at Morehead City, 
N. C. — Capture of Kniston — Camp at Newbern — Gen. Naglee Ceased to 
Command— Gen. Naglee's Final Order to the Regiment. 



CHAPTER V Page 45. 

Trip to Port Royal Hartor, S. C— Camp on St. Helena Island— Trip to Sea- 
brook Island— Various Attacks on that Island— Experience with Snakes 
and Reptiles— Capture of Works on South End of Morris Island— Re- 
pulse Georgia Troops — In Camp on Folly Island. 



CHAPTER VI Page 49. 

Em'barked for Beaufort — Few Members Fit for Duty — Picket Duty on St. 
Helena and Ladies Island — Visits With Rebel Pickets — Regiment Veter- 
anized in February, 1864 — On Veteran Furlough — Return — In Command 
of Lieut. Col. Tyler — Regiment Recruited. 



CHAPTER VII Page 51. 

Journey from Beaufort to Johnij;. Island — Aground in Edisto Inlet — Most Try- 
ing and Severe March of the War— Many Sunstrokes — Two Colored 
Soldiers Mutilated by Rebel Guerrillas — ^Two Mounted Aids Fired at by 
Colored Troops — Bivouac on Matthew's Plantation — -A Surgeon's Mis- 
take in Answering a Challenge — Attacked by the Enemy — Demoralized 
Them — Return to Old Camp at Beaufort After Successful Expedition — 
Assisted in Siege of Charleston. 



CHAPTER VIII ....Page 57. 

Bid Good-ibye to Old Beaufort — -Journey to Morris Island — 'Camp on Morris 
Island — Experience in Camp beyond adequate description — Under Fire 
from Rebel Batteries all the Time — Much Disease and Many Deaths — 
Regiment Speedily Reduced in Num'liers — Regiment Recruited — Order to 
Make Demonstration in Aid of General Sherman. 



CHAPTER IX Page 60. 

Left Morris Island When Dark via Steamer — Aground in Broad River — Ar- 
rival at Boyd's Point — ^March Toward Honey Hill — Opened on by Rebel 
Battery — Several Killed and Wounded — Fierce and Bloody Battle — Regi- 
ment Loses 50 Killed and Wounded — -Failed to Dislodge Enemy — Troops 
Fell Back — ^Capture of Cattle and Sheep — Seized Position Under Heavy 
Fire — ^Attacked by Eneni}— Fierce and Bloody Struggle — Rebels Re- 
pulsed — ^Capture the Battle Colors of 5th Georgia Regiment — ^Col. Van 
Wyck Arrives from the North — -Packages Received from Home — Slash- 
ing Through Woods — Savannah Captured — Advance in Woods to Ascer- 
tain Enemy's Strength — Captain Cox Shot — Shelled by Enemy's Battery, 
but Shells do not Explode — Destruction of Charleston and Savannah 
Railroad — Take Possession of Fort Coosawhatchie — Successful Foraging 
Expedition — Visit from Gen. Wm. T. Sherman and Gen. O. O. Howard 
— ^Col. Van Wyck Assumes Command of a Brigade — Captain Calkins 
Presented with Watch — Description of Pocataligo — ^Cross the Combahee 
River — ^Cross South Edisto River — Enter Charleston—Account of Awful 
Havoc done in that City — Pursuit of Hardee's Forces — Taken to Mount 
Pleasant — Five Companies Sent to Georgetown, S. C. — " Kingsville Ex- 
pedition." 



CHAPTER X.. Page 74. 

Expedition to Kingsville — Encountered the Enemy — Rebels Slowly and Sul- 
lenly Retire — -Heavy Rain Storm — Continuous Fighting Every Day — 
Stern, Earnest War — Sleep Under DiilSculties — Enemy in Force — Capture 
of Guns at Dingle's Mill — The Fall of Petersburgh and Richmond Pro- 
claimed — Capture of Battery Flag by L. Coe Young — Plea from Col. 
Rhrett to Stop Advance — Advance Postponed — Gen. Potter's Orders No. 
3 — 'Saluite Fired from Guns Taken at Dingle's Mills in Honor of Vic- 
tories — Kingsville Reached — Plenty to Eat — Printing a Newspaper — Ex- 
tracts from the Paper. 



CHAPTER XI Page 84. 

Order to Take Captured Guns to West Point — Taken to Washington's Head- 
quarters, Newburgh — Trace of them Lost by the War Department — Law 
Passed Allowing them to Remain There. 



CHAPTER Xn Page 85. 

Headquarters at Mount Pleasant— Rations Issued to Refugees— Flag Raising 
at Fort Sumter — Reconstruction Business — Contraband Property Sold.— 
Journey to Summerville — Command Turned Over to Col. Van Wyck— 
Arrival of the Paymaster — March to Newberry — -Accused of Damaging 
Institute Building— System of Military Regulations— Trials Before Col. 
Van Wyck — A Few of the Orders in Connection with Trials of Offenders 
— Trip to the Village of Chester — Orders Received to be Mustered Out. 



CHAPTER XIII Page 98. 

Regiment Relieved from Reconstruction Duty — Return to Charleston — Pre- 
paring for Muster-out — Permission Granted to Take Regiment to New 
York to Await Discharges — The Start North — Arrival at New York — 
Quartered in Battery Barracks — Absent Without Leave — Papers Arrive 
— Transferred to Hart's Island — Members Receive Honorable Discharge 
• — A Last Farewell — List of Engagements. 



CHAPTER XIV Page 105. 

Reminiscences — Col. Van Wyck Knows a Good Watch — Queer Old Darkey— 
A Captain's Discomfiture — The Colonel Gives Good Advice — A Speech 
that Lasted Two Years — The Chaplain in an Engagement — Colonel Van 
Wyck Disconcerted While Delivering an Address — The Colonel's Cook 
Loses a Goose — Charley Van Wyck's Chicken Thieves Get Away With 
General Naglec's Ducks. 



ROSTER OF FIFTY-SIXTH REGIMENT Page 117. 

Regimental Officers Page 119. 

Company A Page 1 26. 

Company B Page 151. 

Company C Page 1 75. 

Company D Page 200. 

Company E Page 221. 

Company F Page 244. 

Company G • Page 268. 

Company H Page 294. 

Company I Page 317. 

Company K Page 339. 

Company L Page 366. 

Unassigned Page 389. 

PERSONAL INDEX Page 397. 



DEDICATION. 



This v.ork is dedicated to the surviving members of the 56th 
Regiment, New York Veteran Volunteers and their immediate rela- 
tives. It is fondly hoped that it will prove to be of great interest 
and a source of enjoyment to them. It required much research and 
labor to acquire all the data, and while a small portion is made from 
memory, all the material portion has been compiled from official 
records and memoranda made at the time of occurrence or directly 
thereafter, and is undoubtedly correct. Acknowledgment is with 
pleasure made of courtesies extended and valuable assistance render- 
ed by Capt. James Gowdy, Capt. James J. Cox, Col. R. Tyler, Rev. 
Jesse F. Shafer, and others in the compilation of this work; without 
their kind assistance it would be still more incomplete. The authors 
have condensed the history as much as it seemed possible, confining 
it to the immediate service of the regiment as a unit, without men- 
tioning individuals, unless seemingly unavoidable, except in the Ros- 
ter. Details of minor importance, which would not apply to the 
regiment as a whole, but which will readily occur to the mind and 
niemory of the members of the regiment as the main events are 
brought to their recollection in the perusal of the history of their 
si-^rvice in the regiment, are omitted, as otherwise the work would be 
c'f enormous proportions. 

We acknowledge with thanks the kindness of L. S. & J. D. Stiv- 
ers, of Middletown, N. Y., in furnishing the photograph of General 
C. H. Van Wyck, which appears in this volume. 

Joel C. Fisk, 
William H. D. Blake, 
Authors. 



RALLYING SONG 

OF THE 

TENTH LEGION, N. Y. S. V. 



BY A. D. DUBOIS. 



Air — " Old Empire State," as sinig by the Hutchinsoii Family. 

I. 
We have come from the moimtains, 
We have come from the mountains, 
We have come from the mountains 

Of the old Empire State. 
Witli the Stars and Stripes above us, 
And the prayers of those who love us. 
Every single soldier of us 

Is prepared for any fate. 

II. 

We have left our cheerful quarters 
By the Hudson's smiling waters. 
And our wives and sons and daughters, 

For the fierce and bloody fight. 
But they need not deplore us, 
With the foe encamped before us, 
For the God who watches o'er us 

Will himself protect the right. 

III. 

From the Delaware we rally. 
From the Mamakating Valley, 
And to combat forth we sally 

When our bleeding country calls — 
From the Shawangunk Mountains hoary, 
And the Minisink, whose story 
Tells what recompense of glory 

Waits the soldier when he falls. 



IV. 

From Old Sullivan we muster — 
She is loyal, we can trust her — 
And from Orange and from Ulster, 

And from bright Cochecton's banks. 
And there's plenty in those regions 
For a dozen more such Legions, 
All as sturdy as Norwegians, 

And prepared to fill the ranks. 

V. 

Then whene'er our Country needs us 
And where'er our banner leads us, 
Never heeding what impedes us, 

We will follow to tlie death ; 
For the patriot must not falter. 
When his Country's foes assault her, 
And profane her sacred altar 

With their pestilential breath. 

VI. 

May our flag float on forever 
O'er a Union none can sever, 
And may vile Secession never 

Spread its ruin through our land ; 
May our Country's wrongs be righted, 
And her children reunited, 
And her flag no more be blighted 

By the touch of treason's hand. 



CONDENSED HISTORY 

OF 

THE 56th REGIMENT 

New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry. 



CHAPTER I. 

Organization of the Tenth Legion by Charles H. Van Wyck, Congress- 
man—His Appointment and Commission as Colonel— Camp Van 
Wyck— Life in Camp— Captain A. Van Home Ellis the Regimental 
Instructor — Health of Men Fairly Good. 

The Tenth Leg-ion was organized by Charles H. Van Wyck in 
July, 1861, he being at that time the Congressman of the loth Con- 
gressional District of the State of New York, with headquarters at 
Newburgh, N. Y., and consisted of 10 companies of infantry, one 
company of sharp shooters, 2 companies of artillery, and 2 com- 
panies of cavalry. A camp of rendezvous and instruction was es- 
tablished on the sandy plateau near New Windsor, on the west bank 
of the Hudson River, until November 6, 1861, when the Legion was 
taken to Washington. D. C, where the military authorities detached 
the artillery and cavalry companies, placing the artillery companies 
in the artillery divison, and the cavalry companies with the cavalrv 
corps. The sharpshooters' company was designated Co. L, at- 
tached to and formed a part of the infantry regiment, then consist- 
ing of eleven companies and designated the 56th Regiment, New 
York Volunteer Infantry, and attached to and formed a part of the 
Provisional Brigade, commanded by W. H. H. Davis, Colonel of the 
104th Penna. regiment. The brigade consisted of the nth Maine, 
56th New York, looth New York, 5 2d and 104th Pennsylvania regi- 
ments. The regiment thus lost its identity as a part of the Tenth Le- 
gion, which name was never known or recognized by the War De- 
partment, although among the ofificers and members and their rela- 
tives and friends it was always considered and called the loth Legion 
regiment, and the large white " X " was worn on the uniform coat, 
until the coats were worn out, and on the knapsacks throughout the 
war. 

Charles H. Van Wyck was appointed and commissioned colonel of 
the regiment, and commanded it until he was brevetted Brigadier- 



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General, serving as such during the reconstruction period after the 
cessation of hostihties, and even during that time he was in close 
proximity to the regiment and kept close watch and strict supervision 
over his boys, as he was wont to call them, and was mustered out 
with them at Charleston and accompanied them home. 

The first company organized was Company A. which was raised 
in the Village of Newburgh, Thomas S. Marvel acting as recruiting 
ofificer. who was elected and commissioned captain of that company. 
The members of the company consisted almost entirely of the young 
men of that village, and went into camp at New Windsor in July, 
1 86 1. Company A was there joined by the other companies in regu- 
lar order as fast as formed. Charles F. Thayer recruited Company 
B, also at the Village of Newburgh, and was elected and commission- 
ed its captain, and that was the second company to go into camp in 
the month of July, 1861. Company C was recruited at Montgomery, 
Orange County, N. Y., by Frederick Decker, who was elected cap- 
tain and commissioned as such, and with his company joined the 
other companies in camp in August, 1861. 

John J. Wheeler recruited company D at Warwick, Orange 
County, N. Y., was elected and commissioned as its captain and 
joined the other three companies in camp in August, 1861. Com- 
pany E was recruited by William J. Williams at Newburgh. who was 
duly elected and commissioned captain of that company, which went 
into camip wicli the other companies in Septetmber, 1861. Company 
F was recruited by Melvin S. Wells, at Liberty, Sullivan County, N. 
Y., who was elected and commissioned its captain, and went into 
camp with his company, with the other companies, in September, 
1861. Company G was recruited by William D. Fuller, at EUenville, 
Ulster County, N. Y., who was elected and commissioned captain, 
and with the company joined the other companies in camp in Octo- 
ber, 1861. Company H was recruited by William K. Joscelyn, at 
Callicoon, Sullivan County, N. Y. He was elected and commission- 
ed captain of that company, which went into camp with the other 
companies in October, 1861. Company I was recruited by John 
Ernhout, in the town of Fallsburgh. Sullivan County, N. Y. He 
was elected and commissioned captain of that company, which went 
into camp with the other companies in October, 1861. Company K 
was recruited by Asa Hodge, at Neversink. Sullivan County, N. Y., 
and he was elected and commissioned its captain, and with the com- 
pany joined the other companies in camp in October, 1861. Com- 



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pany L, or the sharpshooters company, was recruited by Rockwell 
Tyler, from the whole of Sullivan County, N. Y., with headquarters 
at Cochecton. The members were selected for their superior marks- 
manship, all being experienced hunters and woodsmen and experts 
with the rifle. Tyler was elected and commissioned captain of 
the company, he being himself an expert marksman, and with the 
company jointed the regiment in camp in the latter part of October, 
1 86 1, shortly before the regiment left for Washington. 

The camp was situated on a dry, sandy plateau, particularly well 
adapted for and was an ideal camp ground, with a slight incline, pro- 
viding excellent facilities for drainage, considerably elevated, well 
provided with excellent water and furnishing an extensive parade 
and drill ground, and was called Camp Van Wyck, in honor of our 
esteemed colonel. 

Each company was provided with " A " tents sufficient in num- 
ber to accommodate the members, with straw to cover the ground 
inside, which we slept upon wrapped in woolen blankets, and made 
quite comfortable sleeping accommodations when the weather was 
dry and pleasant. But the wind had an uncomfortable habit of over- 
turning the tents, especially in a hard shower, and wetting our beds, 
and the water of running under the tents and flooding us out. Uni- 
forms were furnished to all of the members with the letter " X " on 
the left breast, embroidered in white on the coat, of which we were 
very proud, and nearly every one had his picture taken and sent 
home to his parents or family. 

The members of the regiment were fed, or boarded, by Benjamin 
B. Odell and John Blizard, of Newburgh, who had the contract to 
furnish meals for the organization. Each company had a separate 
table, and at meal time were formed and marched by twos, in com- 
mand of an officer, to the pavilion, each rank occupying opposite 
sides of the table, seated on long wooden benches, and were provided 
with abundance of good, substantial food, and we used to have some 
good, high old times at meals, laughing, joking, and expressing our 
feeling in various ways hilarious and otherwise, which was done as 
is supposed to assist digestion. 

Captain A. Van Home Ellis, an officer who served in the 71st 
Regiment, New York State Militia, in the battle of Bull Run, Va., 
July 21, 1861, then residing in the near vicinity of the camp, was de- 
tailed as instructing officer. He daily gave the officers instructions, 
and practiced them in the sever^i movements of the company and 



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regiment. He also drilled the regiment, and supervised the officers in 
drilling the men by companies as well as in the regimental move- 
ments ; and the officers and men rapidly became proficient in all the 
movements, after w^hich we were furnished Belgian muskets, with 
which we practiced and were taught the manual of arms. 

Shortly before leaving Camp Van Wyck, we were furnished 
short Enfield rifles with sword bayonets, were thoroughly drilled 
and instructed in their use, including skirmish drill and in street 
firing while marching through the streets of a city, and fighting and 
repelling attacks from a mob. as the regiment was expected to march' 
through the streets of the city of Baltimore, where an attack was 
possible, as the 6th Massachusetts regiment was attacked a few 
months before, and we were thoroughly prepared and willing, even 
anxious for them to try the experiment on us. 

The health of the men was fairly good during the time the regi- 
ment was encamped at New Windsor, but few cases of sickness, and 
those not serious, furnishing but little work for the surgeons. At 
the examination of the men for muster, quite a large number were 
found not to be up to the standard of physical ability fixed by mili- 
tary authority of the War Department, and were rejected and dis- 
charged for disability ; quite a large number, not liking military life 
as experienced, deserted, a few on the same day they were mustered 
in, before we left Newburgh. 

Colonel Ellis, having instructed and drilled the men and officers 
and thoroughly taught them the duties of soldiers and all the routine 
of military business, and brought the regiment to a high state of 
discipline and efficiency, was proud of his achievement, as well as of 
the officers and men and of the regiment as an organization, and very 
much desired to command it as its colonel, and used all his best en- 
deavors and influence to that end. But Col. Van Wyck, however, 
would not consent, and his influence, coupled with the fact that he 
had recruited the regiment, enabled him to retain the command of 
the" boys he so much loved, and assured them that he would not 
desert them, but would look after them during their term of service 
according to his promise to their parents, families and friends ; and 
Col. Ellis, much to his regret, was obliged to sever his connection 
with the regiment. 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 15 



CHAPTER II. 

Departure from Camp Van Wyck — Arrival in New York City — Beautiful 
Banner Presented to the Regiment by " The Sons of Orange and Sul- 
livan "—It was Carried All Through The War— The Trip to Wash- 
ingon— Hazardous March Through Baltimore— In Camp at Kalorama 
Heights— Camp on the Banks of Rock Creek— Carver Barracks De- 
scribed — A Famous Dog. 

On the 6th day of November, 1861, the regiment, numbering 
1,130, ofificers and men, marched proudly away from Camp Van 
Wyck, in their bright new uniforms, with full packed knapsacks on 
their backs, cartridge box, haversacks and canteens, new Enfield 
rifles, with brig'ht steel sabre bayonets, amid the plaudits, cheers and 
.goods wishes of thousands of the citizens of the village of Newburgh, 
and the parents and friends of many of the boys from the country 
around, and went aboard the steamers which were at Mailler's dock, 
at the foot of Third Street, to convey the regiment to New York 
City. On arrival at that place, Thursday, November 7th, 1861, the 
regiment disembarked and marched to Union Square, where it was 
presented with a beautiful white silk banner by Gen. Stuart L. 
Woodford, who delivered an eloquent, patriotic speech at its presen- 
tation in behalf of the patriotic society known as " The Sons of 
Orange and Sullivan," of which Col. Van Wyck was a member. 
The banner was carried all through the war and at the close thereof 
was, with the other flags of the regiment, deposited in Washington's 
Headquarters at Newburgh. 

After the presentation the regiment marched down Broad- 
way, which was lined with thousands of people, who cheered and 
shouted themselves hoarse, and complimented the 'boys on their 
good appearance and perfect marching. While marching through 
Broadway one of the members of Company A picked up a small 
spotted puppy, which had strayed into the street, and carried it along 
to Washington, named it Jack, and it remained with the regiment 
during its entire service, became a special favorite with every mem- 
ber, was in every skirmish and battle, was wounded in the hip at the 
battle of Fair Oaks, while sitting on the battle line howling, which 
was the only time he was touched by balls or shot, and survived all 



16 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



the vicissitudes of camp, bivouac and battle field and returned with 
the regiment and died of old age. 

We crossed the Hudson River on a ferryboat to Jersey City^ 
where we boarded the cars and started for Washington. Arriving 
at the city of Philadelphia, we were furnished with a good, sub- 
stantial meal, in a large hall, by the benevolent ladies of the Quaker 
City, who furnished the same to all the troops passing through that 
city on their way to the National Capital. On our arrival at the 
citv of Baltimore we were obliged to march across the city on the 
same streets in which the 6th Massachusetts regiment had been 
mobbed with such sad and disastrous results. We disembarked 
from the cars at the depot, formed in column, loaded our rifles, 
fixed the sabre bayonets, received instructions and caution, and 
in fomiation for street firing, marched proudly through the city, 
in momentary expectation of being attacked, as the sidewalks were 
thronged with people, and the windows and doorways packed and 
sidewalks filled with gaping crowds. The officers directed the men 
to sing our regimental song, " We have come from the mountains 
of the old Empire State," probably to direct our thoughts and keep 
our courage up to the proper point. The men all joined in the song 
and made the welkin ring with the great volume of a chorus of i,ioo 
voices, much to the amazement of the multitude. The spectacle of 
i,ioo stalwart men and boys, each carrying a rifle and gleaming fixed 
bayonet, with firm tread, determined mien, proud bearing, evidently 
ready for trouble and willing to meet it. seemed to have a cowering 
efifect, as not a sound was made or word spoken by the spectators 
during the entire passage of the regiment through the city, save 
from one old, long-haired native, who, at the end of the refrain " We 

have come from the mountains," exclaimed, " Any fool would 

know that." 

Arriving at the depot on the outskirts of the city, we again board- 
ed the cars and sped away, being then in a hostile country. Arriving 
at Havre de Grasse, where the river or bay was some three miles 
wide, the train of cars was divided in half ; one half was run onto 
one side of a large steam float, the other half was pushed on the 
other side, the locomotive left behind and we were transported across 
the water to the landing on the other shore, -where the cars were 
run off the boat onto tracks, the two sections joined together, and 
with another engine, we proceeded on our way to Washington. On 
arriving at that city the regiment was marched to a large brick ware- 



Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 17 



house where we spread our blankets on the brick floor and slept as 
well as we could, free from the terrible anxiety we experienced dur- 
ing our journey, having been in constant danger of attack by the 
enemy the entire distance from Baltimore to Washington. The next 
day the regiment, with the exception of Company L, marched to 
Kalorama Heights, a short distance northerly from Georgetown, 
where we went into camp in tents, and remained there about two 
weeks. The weather was quite cold and bleak, the wind had a fair 
sweep over the heights, and as we had only tents and were obliged 
to sleep on the cold ground with no straw or anything for bedding 
but our blankets, with little wood for fires, and no stoves, there was 
much suffering. Many caught severe colds, which in many cases 
resulted in pneumonia ; others contracted rheumatism, some were 
attacked with lung trouble, which resulted in consumption, of which 
many ultimately died. Many of the men were here disabled from 
the ills contracted from the exposure in the camp, and were discharg- 
ed from the hospitals during that winter, and quite a number died 
and a few were buried there and some were sent home for burial. 

In the latter part of November we went into camp on the banks 
of Rock Creek, a small stream of water in the northern suburbs of 
Georgetown, in a deep gulch, in a fine grove of large trees ; where 
the camp was well protected from the cold winds, and where we had 
plenty of pure, running spring water for all purposes. Here the 
usual camp duties were performed, company drills each day, camp 
guard, policing and occasionally picket duty, living in the " A " tents 
and sleeping on the ground as before, until the 4th day of January, 
1862, when the regiment marched to Meridian Hill and into Car- 
ver Barracks, which were large, long, wooden buildings in numbers 
sufficient to accommodate our entire brigade. These barracks had 
been built by details of men from the several regiments of the bri- 
gade. The buildings were situated on four sides of a large square, 
each regiment occupying the buildings on the side of the square to 
which it was assigned. Each barrack or building was a long, narrow 
structure with the end toward the square or parade ground, and 
parallel to each other. The commissioned officers of each com- 
pany had a room in the end of the building assigned to their com- 
pany and there was a building for each and every company. The 
room had sleeping accommodations for the officers, bunks or berths 
being built on one side, with a stove for burning wood, making quite 
comfortable quarters. The non-commissioned officers' room was 



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in the other end of the building and was furnished the same as the 
officers' room ; and the intervening long room was occupied by the 
men, with the same furnishings, bunks or berths built one above the 
other from the floor up in tiers on one side and two ends. There 
were stoves, with plenty of good wood. Each company had its own 
cook and assistant cook detailed from the ranks, who cooked the 
rations issued, and at meal time formed in line, marched to the cook 
house, each man with a tin plate and a tin cup for coffee or tea. 
Each in his turn received hi3 cooked portion of that meal and his cup 
of coflfee or tea, returned to his quarters, ate his meal and then wash- 
ed his dishes and put them away until the next meal. On our side 
of the square there were i8 barracks, one for each of the ii com- 
panies, one for the field and staff officers, two for the artillery and 
two for Che cavalry companies, one guard house, and one for the 
" non com." staff and musicians. The regimental post office was 
in a room in one end of the field and staff barrack, with A. J. Clem- 
ments as postmaster, who was supposed to obtain Col. Van Wyck's 
frank " M. C." on each letter sent home by the boys, thus saving 
them postage. 

The duties were light, consisting of guard and police duty, but 
the men were compelled to drill each pleasant day, at squad, com- 
pany, regimental and brigade drill, and in the manual of arms, in 
which we became so proficient that the whole regiment could go 
through them in perfect unison, and correctly without orders, sim- 
ply by the tap of the big drum. 

The officers and non-commissioned officers diligently studied 
Casey's Tactics, which had been adopted by the military authori- 
ties in the place of Scott's, in order to enable them to pass the exam- 
ination for the several positions successfully, which the greater num- 
ber of them did succeed in retaining, but few of the commissioned 
officers being rejected and discharged, ostensibly for disability. The 
officers and men were all so enthusiastic, earnest and diligent in 
practice that it was conceded that the regiment was one of the best 
drilled regiments in the army, thanks to Col. Jordan, and the brigade 
the best drilled in the army, especially in the manual of arms. 

Dress parade as performed by our brigade was not excelled by 
any similar body of troops in Washington. Large crowds of citi- 
zens and military officers and navy officers, the President and family 
and General Scott and daughter often attended to witness the grand 
and imposing spectacle. The performance of the mountain boys in 



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the several company and regimental maneuvers and the extraordin- 
ary precision and unison with Which the many motions in the manual 
•or arms were made, was so machine-like as to indicate that all the 
muskets were controlled by one lever. The regimental band, too, was 
quite an attraction as it played during dress parade, while marching 
back and forth along the front of the line. It consisted of 15 pieces 
and rendered excellent music and made a fine appearance on parade, 
as did the members of the regiment in their new uniforms of blue 
with the large " X " in white embroidered on the left breast of the 
coat, which with the Enfield rifle, shining sabre bayonet and all 
equipment bright and new, was indeed an inspiring spectacle. 

The health of the men while in the barracks was fairly good, 
there being but few cases of illness other than measles and smallpox. 
The greatest number of cases reported was from typhoid fever, from 
which several died and were buried in the cemetery at the Soldiers' 
Home. 

One of the greatest and most notaible events that probably ever 
occurred within the bounds of the District of Columbia, other than 
the Grand Review after the close of the war, was the grand review 
of the army organized by General McClellan, which review and 
parade took place in the latter part of March, 1862, just previous 
to the removal of the army to the Peninsula. The army was review- 
ed by President Lincoln and General Scott, who were accompanied 
by the Cabinet, and which was witnessed by thousands of the citizens 
of Washington. There were upwards of I40,CXXD troops of infantry, 
cavalry and artillery, occupying all day in passing the reviewing stand, 
marching in close column, by regimental platoons, 250 files abreast. 
Immediately after the review preparations were begun for active 
■operations at the front. The members of the regiment were all ex- 
amined by the surgeons, those unfitted for long marches and active 
service in the coming campaign being either sent to hospital or dis- 
charged. The cornet band belonging to the regiment had been mus- 
tered out March i. 1862. Clothing of all kinds was issued, ammuni- 
tion furnished and the command made ready for active service in 
the field. 

On the suggestion of and at the invitation of the President the 
regiment marched to the White House, passed through the rooms 
and shook hands with him, who had a pleasant word for every 
man. We then marched to the Smithsonian Institute, visited 
all the rooms, thence to the Capitol, and went through all the public 



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halls and rooms, and had a delightful time sight-seeing during the- 
entire day. It was a novel and delightful experience, one never to 
be forgotten, and furnished a theme for conversation among the 
boys for many a day. Shortly before leaving Washington we ex- 
changed our Enfields for new American-made Springfield, muzzle- 
loading rifles, calibre 58-100, with angular ba3'onets. 



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CHAPTER III. 

March through Washington — Trip down the Potomac — First Experience un- 
der Fire — ^Arrival at Newport News — Camp in front of Yorktown — First 
Battle Engaged in by the Regiment — Battle of Williamsburgh — Naglee's 
Brigade — Bottoms Bridge — White Oak Swamp Creek — 'Carter's Hill — 
Visited by President Lincoln — Hooker's Advance on iMalvern Hill — First 
to Cross the Chickahominy. 

On the 29th day of March. 1862, Casey's Division, consisting of 
four brigades, in all 14 regiments, led by the Marine Band of the 
City of Washington, marched through the streets of that city to and 
across the Long Bridge over the Potomac River on to the sacred soil 
of Virginia, and down and along that river 8 miles to the city of 
Alexandria, called the " Finished City," and through the city to a 
large open field, where we went into bivouac through the night, sleep- 
ing in the open air, on the ground, with no cover other than our 
blankets. During the night snow fell to the depth of four inches or 
more, covering all of us, and in the morning the field had the ap- 
pearance of a snow-covered cemetery, full of newly-made mounds, 
with no monuments or head stones. 

The large number of troops marching and countermarching, with 
baggage wagons, soon mixed the melting snow with the soil in the 
iield and the dust and dirt in the streets, so that the mud became very 
deep, through which the brigade marched to the dock at Alexandria 
City. Here it stacked arms, and assisted in loading the baggage 
and camp equipage on the steamer, concluding which, alDOut 4 or 5 
o'clock in the afternoon of the 30th of March, it marched aboard 
the steamer Constitution, and on the morning of the i^t of April, 
started down the majestic old Potomac River and our journey 
for the Peninsula was continued. During the night the steamer ran 
aground hard and fast on the mud banks ofif the mouth of Aquia 
Creek. There was much excitement among the men and officers, 
as it was supposed that the pilot had purposely grounded the vessel 
to enable the rebels to put off from the shore in small boats and cap- 
ture the steamer, which could have been easily accomplished with 
armed launches, as we had no artillery on board, the vessel being 
only a transport, with no armament. The men were all aroused. 



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knapsacks packed, guns loaded, and the men stationed in line all 
around the railing or sides of the vessel, with orders to be and re- 
main in readiness to fall in to repel boarders at a moment's notice. 
Sentinels were stationed, cautioned to keep a sharp lookout for any 
object approaching, and give the alarm : but no alarm was given, 
and after many hours of sleepless anxiety the morning dawned and 
showed that we were too far out for the rebel artillery on the shore 
to do us any harm and none was offered. The whistle was blown 
and signals made for any passing vessels. After a long wait a tug 
appeared, coming down the river, which was hailed with shouts and 
cheers by all the soldiers. The tug attached a cable to the steamer, 
but after repeated efforts failed to pull it out of the mud, and went 
away in search of help. In the afternoon it returned with two small 
steamers, and by the united efforts of the three vessels, after the 
lith Maine had been temporarily taken on the Kent, the steamer 
was at last hauled off the banks into the channel and again proceeded 
on its way, much to our relief. 

The steamer reached Hampton Roads late in the evening of April 
2nd, lay at anchor through the night, under the guns of Fortress 
Monroe and the Rip Raps, and the next day, April 3d, proceeded 
up the Roads to Newport News. In passing Sewell's Point, where 
the rebels had a fort or earthwork and a battery, they shelled us 
vigorously, but the distance was too great for them to inflict any 
damage, the shells bursting in the air and the pieces falling in the 
water before reaching the steamer. That was the first experience 
we had under fire, which, although harmless, was somewhat terrify- 
ing, and gave us a taste of what we might expect in the near future. 
When near the landing the steamer passed near the sunken men-of- 
war, Cumberland and Congress, which had, on ]\Iarch 9th, been sunk 
by the rebel ram Merrimac, which was so badly whipped on the 
next day, March loth, by the little Monitor, as to cause her to com- 
mit suicide. 

On landing at Newport News the regiment went into camp on a 
large plantation and remained inactive during the arrival of the bal- 
ance of the army in sufficient force to warrant an advance toward 
Yorktown, w^hich was but a few days. At this place clothing and 
shoes were issued to those in need, ammunition distributed and full 
preparation made to meet and fight the enemy. On the march from 
Newport News to Yorktown, in heavy marching order, with full, 
knapsacks, we were taught a severe lesson in marching, which we 



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never forgot, that was to carry in our knapsacks and otherwise just 
as Httle as we could possibly get along with and no more. Many 
of the men on that march threw away overcoats and blankets, be- 
side many other articles, and the roadside was strewn with them 
for miles. The young fellows, stripplings they might be called, stood 
the march much better than the middle aged, full grown, large men 
of heavy build, many of whom were entirely disabled from the effects 
of the long march with their heavy loads, and were sent to hospital 
and were discharged for disability. 

Arriving in front of the fortified City of Yorktown, we went into 
camp and war in earnest was soon experienced by the boys, who- 
were continually under fire while on the picket line. Nearly every 
day a detail would be sent out skirmishing and scouting, also parties 
to dig the trenches and approaches. The roar of cannon and 
crack of the rifle continuously in the ear, along the whole line from 
river to river, day and night, kept us all in a fever of excite- 
ment. Continued and careful watch was kept to discover any at- 
tempt of the enemy to make a sortie or to attack and turn the right 
or left flank of our line. On April i6 the enemy came out of the 
right of his works in large force, near Lee's Mills, and fell upon the 
left of our division with a desperate attempt to turn our left, double 
It up and raise the seige. Our regiment was sent out, with other 
troops, and after a short, but severe engagement, the enemy was 
repulsed and driven in confusion behind his formidable earthworks. 
This was the first battle engaged in by the regiment and the first 
baptism of fire, and the boys conducted themselves with great credit, 
earned and received the commendation of the commanding officer 
and the officers of the regiment, and a reputation for braverv, cool- 
ness and staying qualities under fire which was ever after fully sus- 
tained. 

On the 4th day of May, while preparing for the usual Sunday 
morning inspection, a staff officer came riding furiously into camp 
and up to the colonel's tent, and left orders for the regiment to be 
ready to march in two hours in light marching order, with three days' 
rations in haversacks. Promptly on time the regiment marched out. 
of camp, through the woods into an open field in front of and within 
easy artillery range of the enemy's works ; a line of battle was quick- 
ly formed, each man, in response to orders, threw off his roll of 
blankets, haversack and canteen, which were placed together, each 
company's things in a pile, and a guard left with them, preparatory 



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to making a charge on the works along the entire Une. Be- 
tween our regiment and the earthworks was a wide slashing made 
by felling the trees outward from the line of works, which made a 
tangle of trees and tree tops, which it was very difficult to make our 
way through, especially as the limbs of the trees had been cut off 
near the outer ends with a sharp axe, making a sharp point to each 
limb. At the order, the line immediately moved forward on a 
charge, crawling through, under and over the almost impenetratable 
tangle, which was at last accomplished, much to our astonishment 
but satisfaction, without a gun being fired on either side. Climbing 
the embankment and forming a line inside was the work of but a 
lew minutes, when it was found that the enemy had evacuated the 
works, taking everything with them, probably the night before. 
Pursuit was at once begun, the regiment marched all day and until 
after dark, when we went into bivouac in the woods without blankets 
or tents, haversacks or canteens, and with nothing to eat, having 
•eaten nothing since early in the morning. During the night a cold, 
drizzly rain began to fall, which continued until the afternoon of the 
next day. At daylight of the 5th, the regiment marched through the 
mud and rain, often over the shoes in the mud. until about 3 o'clock 
m the afternoon, when heavy firing was heard at the front, when 
the order was given to double quick, and we went on a run until we 
reached the line of battle in the open field in front of Fort McGruder, 
in the suburbs of the city of Williamsburgh, where we lay holding 
the center of the line of battle in support of a battery of light artil- 
lery, and keeping the enemy from our immediate front, when they 
fell heavily upon the right of our line of battle, held by General 
Hancock's division, which then was in danger of being overwhelmed, 
and General Naglee's brigade was ordered to his relief. Our 
regiment, with the brigade, double quicked through the deep mud to 
the right and fell in behind Gen'l Hancock's line, and with his troops 
charged the enemy with fixed bayonets and the Union yell, with such 
good effect that the enemy turned and fied in confusion from the field, 
leaving some 600 prisoners in our hands, besides many dead and 
wounded. When the charge was well over its was quite dark, and 
the field we were halted in was all tramped and furrowed up as 
though plowed and the mud was deep and the rain beginning to fall 
again. We remained in line of battle all night, standing in the mud 
and the rain drizzling, with no shelter, no blankets and still without 
food, our greatest concern being the care of our guns and ammuni- 



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tion. The next forenoon the clouds cleared away and we stacked 
our arms and engaged in collecting the wounded and conveying 
them to the field hospital for treatment, and in burying the dead, un- 
til shortly after noon, when the wagons arrived with the " hard 
tack," when we were called in and just three of the " B C " biscuit 
were issued to each man, as a starter toward satisfying a three-days' 
fast. This was the first mouthful, or taste of food we had since 
Sunday morning, the 4th, sixty hours before, and with scarcely any 
sleep or rest during that time, having marched during two days and 
fought the battle of Williamsburgh. 

It seems almost incredible that men could endure such hard- 
ships, privation, exposure and exertion ; but it is nevertheless true, 
they did, and only a small percentage were disabled in consequence, 
although probably not one but felt the effects of it in after years. 
Some incurred rheumatism and some were stricken with typhoid 
fever and sent back to hospital, but that was our experience all along 
the march up the Peninsula ; men falling out stricken with swamp or 
malarial fever, every day, and were left at houses along the route, 
which were utilized as hospitals. Our knapsacks, which contained 
our change of underclothing, blankets, towels, soap and other neces- 
saries, and our tents, were left in camp at Yorktown, and we did not 
see them again until our return to that city the next September, and 
some of the men never recovered theirs, and many were ruined, with 
their contents. Our haversacks, containing rations of crackers, 
pork, tea, coft"ee and sugar, which we left in piles before the earth- 
works near Lee's Mills, preparatory to the charge on the works, were 
never recovered. 

In truly light marching order we were in the advance from Wil- 
liamsburgh on the 9th of May, following closely on the heels of the 
retreating rebels, over roads deep with mud and strewn with broken 
wagons and dead horses. Skirmishing all day long, exchanging 
shots with the enemy's rear skirmish line, sleeping on the ground at 
night, when not standing camp guard or on the picket line, wading 
streams, some of them waist deep, struggling through swamps and 
forcing a way through " deep tangled wild woods," with but little 
to eat, often days without anything but what we could jayhawk, un- 
til the 19th day of May, when we drove the enemy cross the Chick- 
ahominy River at a point opposite Richmond, near Bottoms Bridge, 
some 25 miles from the mouth of the river. At that place the river 
was some 50 or 60 feet wide, a sluggish, oozy mill stream, at that 



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time fordable ; but the bottom and approaches were miry and 
swampy, with woods and underbrush on the bluffs. All the bridges 
by which it was previously crossed had been destroyed by the rebels 
in their retreat, before our steady advance. On the 20th day of 
May, 1862, our brigade waded through the river near Bottoms 
Bridge, without much opposition, none other than the infantry and 
cavalry rear guard, who made a feeble show of resistance, although 
they had earthworks all along the brow of the hill, built to resist the 
passage of the river, but they were all deserted. The balance of the 
corps followed three days later over a bridge which had in the mean- 
time been constructed of logs fastened together with grapevines, and 
was ever after known as the " grapevine bridge." 

During the next three days, the 24th, 25th and 26th. we were con- 
stantly on the move, making reconnaissances and scouting from right 
to left for miles to locate the position of the enemy, as it was thought 
thev must be securely intrenched not far in our front. A detail, of 
which 170 were from our regiment, went on a scout toward our left 
and to within two miles of the James River, and obtained much valu- 
able information. During those three days we scouted in force to with- 
in four miles of the city of Richmond, where we could see the steeples 
of the churches and the formidable earthworks on the outskirts of 
the city. On the 28th Casey's Division was assigned a position on 
the right of the Williamsburgh Turnpike, his left resting on that 
road and his right on the Richmond and White House R. R.. and 
immediately began intrenching, throwing up earthworks and digging 
rifle pits or trenches. Naglee's Brigade was posted on the Williams- 
burgh road, with the exception of the 56th Regiment, which was 
sent out on the picket line, nearly a mile in advance of the camps, 
with the reserve on the railroad about a quarter of a mile in rear of 
the picket line ; the picket line extending across and at right angles 
with the railroad. We remained on the picket line until some time 
after the attack on the 31st, which was made between 12 and i 
o'clock in the day time, on the Williamsburgh Pike, more than a mile 
to the left of our position, and until the advanced line had been 
driven back a half mile or more to the edge of the woods, and had 
formed a line of battle on the brow of a ridge. Our pickets on the 
advance of the rebel force in our immecfiate front, fell slowly back 
to the reserve which had been formed in line of battle in the bushes 
on the left of the railroad, where we captured a nunAer of the 
enemy's shirmishers as they came out of the bushes right into our 



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line. Before the enemy's line of battle reached us we were ordered 
by a staff officer to march to the rear and to the left of our division 
and about a quarter of a mile in advance of our line of battle, where 
we took position in an open field about half way between the tu^o 
pieces of woods, the one in our front and the other in our rear, which 
position was also about half way between the two lines of battle, as 
the rebels were then forming in the edge of the woods in our front. 
We were placed in that position to support Spratt's Battery, which 
had been ordered to occupy a position just at our right and rear, but 
the battery never gained the position assigned to it, as the captain 
feared the low, swampy ground in the rear of the position, and that 
if he was forced to retire his guns would be lost in the miry ground, 
and so he stayed in the rear and left us lying flat on the ground fully 
exposed to the plunging fire of the artillery from the redoubts occu- 
pied by the enemy near the William^burgh road, which being unop- 
posed by our artillery, soon became terribly effective and most dead- 
ly, the shells striking in our ranks and killing the men at a fearful 
rate. While lying there we discovered a long line of troops in the 
edge of the woods in our front, marching to their left and to our 
right and across our flank. We were about to open fire on them 
without orders, but were ordered not to fire as they were our men ; 
but when they debouched from the woods into the open field on our 
right flank and delivered a volley at us. it became apparent that they 
were not Union men, and the order was at once given to fall back 
and form in the edge of the woods on the right of and extending the 
line of battle at that place, which we did as quickly as possible, with- 
out regard to tactics, and for some two hours fought in that position 
until relieved by Heintzelman's Corps, when we marched back to 
the Nine Mile road and went into bivouac in the edge of the woods. 
In this battle the forces in the immediate front of Casey's Division 
were the brigades of Generals Rhodes. Garland and Anderson, and 
the second largest regimental loss incurred in the Confederate army 
during the war was sustained by the 6th Alabama, Col. John B. Gor- 
don, Rhodes' Brigade, of D. H. Hill's Division, in front of Naglee's 
Brigade, of Casey's Division, on that day. in that battle, and our 
regiment undoubtedly did its full share in contributing to that fear- 
ful slaughter, itself losing many in killed, wounded and missing. 
Col. Van Wyck was severely injured by being struck by a piece of 
shell, which bent his sword scabbard, knocking it against his leg, 
and he was lame for a long time. Col. James M. Brown, of the 



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looth New York, was killed, and the Major of the 104th Pennsyl- 
vania, mortally wounded. Casey's division that day opposed a force 
of not less than thirty thousand brave soldiers, who were determined 
to either capture us or drive us into the swollen river ; but they did 
neither. In spite of their superior numbers, their fierce and deter- 
mined charging- and fighting, we held our line, which was three times 
charged upon by the rebels right up to within bayonet reach, and as 
many times driven hack with great slaughter, as our brigade was 
ordered to do at all hazards, as it was necessary in order to give the 
balance of the army time to cross the Chickahominy and come up- 
to our line and form, otherwise Casey's and Couch's divisions would 
have both been captured or wiped out, and in all probability the 
Army of the Potomac would have been defeated. Our division made 
one of the most desperate, bloody and obstinate fights of the war, 
and while we mourned the loss of nearly one half of our number, 
we had the proud consolation of knowing that by our heroic conduct 
and stubborn resistance, our division saved the Army of the Potomac 
from great disaster. 

During the night of the 30th it rained very hard all night, caus- 
ing a flood in the Chickahominy River and filling the bottom land 
on each side clear to the blufifs, sweeping all the newly constructed 
bridges away, leaving all the Army of the Potomac on the other side, 
with only Casey's and Couch's divisions on the Richmond side, with 
Casey's division a mile or more in advance of Couch's, which was 
encamped at Seven Pines, and it seemed to the rebels, who had ob- 
served our position from a balloon, an easy proposition to suddenly^ 
with a vastly superior force, swoop down upon, surprise and crush 
the two divisions in detail, which were so widely separated from each 
other and isloated f-rom the balance of the army, which would be un- 
able to cross the flooded river, and to drive them to the river, cap- 
ture them, and bear them in triumph to Libby prison. But they 
learned that northern Yankees, whom they had been taught would 
not fight, and that one Johnny could whip five of them, could and 
would fight as well, as bravely and stubbornly as themselves, they 
of the southern chivalry. This night it rained again continuously. 
As we had no blankets or tents, and the ground was covered with 
water, but little if any sleep was obtained. During the night the 
balance of the army crossed the Chickahominy and formed a line of 
battle in our front. In the morning at sunrise the rebels appeared 



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in force, coming out of the woods in a long line of battle, but the 
line in our front drove them back with a magnificent charge. 

Naglee's brigade was ordered to defend the crossing on the 
Chickahominy at the lower or Bottoms bridge, and on June i it 
marched from the front to the rear of the army, and that afternoon, 
■occupied our new position, which we held against all assaults for 
nearly two weeks. Earthworks were constructed on the side hill, 
trenches and rifle pits dug near the river, the bridge loosened at the 
eastern end and swung around and fastened on our side to prevent 
a sudden rush across by the enemy in the night. A span of lOO feet 
of the railroad trestle, further up and spanning the river, was cut 
out, and a battery placed in an earthwork and a combined watch 
night and day by all the men was vigilantly kept, which, with the 
fatiguing work, had a disastrous effect on the health and strength of 
the men. Many became exhausted, many were attacked with ma- 
lignant swamp or malarial fever, and at the end of the seven days' 
fight the regiment was materially reduced in number of effective 
men for duty. 

It was a fearful experience ; working and fighting night and day ; 
whatever sleep or rest we obtained was enjoyed amid the incessant 
roar of cannon, the bursting of shells and rattle of small arms, and 
when General Jackson passed around the right of the army and ap- 
peared across the river from us with his whole command and per- 
sistently attempted to cross and reach the rear of the army of the 
Potomac, the situation became critical; but we frustrated every at- 
tempt and drove them back into the woods. Shortly after the re- 
treat began, the stores and ammunition were loaded in all the cars 
that were on that side of the river at Savage Station, or so much 
thereof as the cars would hold, and the balance piled in a heap and 
fired. The bursting shells, in addition to the noise of battle, made 
a pandemonium never to be forgotten by those within hear- 
ing. The train was drawn by the only locomotive present, to the 
top of the incline leading to the bridge, when the engineer pulled the 
throttle wide open and jumped off. The engine, with full head of 
steam, together with the impetus given by the heavy train pushing 
down the steep incline, obtained such fearful headway that it cleared 
the lOO feet of open space where the span had been cut out, and land- 
ed fair on the stone pier on the other side ; actually jumped loo feet ; 
and there hung on the edge of the pier, and as the rear of the boiler 
settled in the water the boiler burst with a tremendous report, making 



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such a concussion of the air that it actually knocked men off their 
feet flat on the ground, many hundred feet away. The steam from 
the exploded boiler rose in a vast round ball to a great height, gradu- 
ally expanding, becoming larger and larger, but keeping its shape, 
until apparently the whole heavens became obscured. The ex- 
plosion of war material with which the train was loaded dismounted 
a two-gun battery the relbels had planted on the east bank on the 
railroad in an earthwork thrown up on each side of the track, and 
the artillerymen fled in terror to the woods in their rear. On the 
afternoon of the 29th day of June, the last troops passed our posi- 
tion, cheered, and thanked us for holding the crossing, and march- 
ed down the river road through the woods toward the James River. 
Our artillery moved directly after them, under cover of darkness, 
and our brigade followed as rear guard of the whole arm}- on that 
road. Our pioneer corps, following in the extreme rear, felled huge 
pine trees across the road, destroyed all bridges across small streams, 
gullys and runs ; and we marched slowly, with frequent halts, all 
night long, with the enemy so close to our rear that we could hear 
them chopping the trees .out of the road and removing obstructions. 
On reaching White Oak Swamp Creek we found the baggage train 
of wagons passing over the trestle bridge, hurrying as fast as possi- 
ble, with a large number standing in the open field waiting to get 
into line to cross, but the enemy were so close that it was impossible 
for them all to cross, so a large number were parked, that is packed 
closely together and set on fire, the horses and mules being success- 
fully taken across. All the animals and as many wagons as possi- 
ble being across, the supports of the bridge were cut with saws and 
after the last of our men were safely over, the bridge was pulled 
from its supports with ropes and toppled over into the creek and 
set on fire. Our brigade marched on to the field and up the creek 
and halted while the troops were being disposed, the artillery form- 
mg in line near the stream, and lines of battle across the entire field 
were quickly formed at intervals. After waiting a long time our 
brigade marched across the field, past line after line of battle 
stretched across the field clear to the woods, directly in front of 
which our brigade formed in line of battle on the west side of the 
road. The artillery was posted near the creek on the bluff in a con- 
tinuous line from the lower to the upper crossing, some 150 pieces of 
different calibre. 



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The enemy soon had his opposing artillery on the opposite bank 
and opened up all along the line with a most terrible cannon- 
ading. The artillery on our side immediately replied, proba- 
t)ly not less than 200 cannons thundering for some ten hours, 
with intervals for the guns to cool, keeping the air full of fly- 
ing pieces of shell, and balls tearing up the ground and the air full 
of sulphurous smoke. The pieces of shell could be plainly seen in 
the air from our position, like unto a flock of birds. They flew over 
our heads, struck in the woods and in the ground, but fortunately 
none of our regiment were wounded. The cannonade was more 
terrifying and awe-inspiring than destructive. We lay all day flat 
on the ground, expecting every minute to be called into action to 
repel assaults which were being made all along the line, in attempts 
of the enemy to cross the stream. The most desperate and deter- 
mined efifort was made at the upper crossmg on our left front, 
where the rebels succeeded in crossing, driving our troops and cap- 
turing a battery. They were gradually forcing our men back and 
were on the left flank of our brigade, when the Irish Brigade, which 
lay well down to the front, came up on the double quick, between 
;-unset and dark, filed right, and passed 'in rear of our line, formed 
line of battle at right angles to and on the left of our brigade, 
fixed bayonets and charged with a fearful yell and went right through 
the first line of rebels which was fleeing in confusion, captured and 
passed to their rear some 300 prisoners and all of the captured artil- 
lery with the exception of two pieces which the rebels succeeded in 
getting across the creek. Darkness put an end to the conflict 
and the army of the Potomac continued the retreat under cover 
of darkness, the line of battle immediately in the rear of the line 
of batteries of artillery filing into the road and marching in 
column down the road past us into the woods on the way to Malvern 
Hill, each of the other lines of battle moving up and occupying the 
place of the line previously in its immediate front. When the line in 
our front filed into the road our line moved up and took its place and 
this was the only line remaining and was immediately in rear of the 
line of artillery, which, as soon as we were in position, began to move 
bv the right flank into the road and passed as noiselessly as possible 
toward the rear. We remained in that position a long time after the 
last of the artillery had left the field, some two hours or more, stand- 
ing waiting for orders to move, in apprehension that the rebels 
would cross in force above and swoop down in our rear, but the pick- 



32 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



ets kept up a desultory firing on both sides, giving the enemy the im- 
pression that our forces still held our position. At last the order 
came to move and we filed out into the road in column and marched 
away as silently as possible for Malvern Hill, where the whole arrny 
was disposed on and about the hill, with the artillery, tier above tier 
on the sides and brow of the slope, and we were the last troops to 
leave the White Oak Swamp line. 

It was about 2 o'clock in the morning when we took up the line 
of march. On entering the woods the darkness was intense. We 
were marching as quickly as possible, making no noise, no talking 
was allowed, when suddenly the intense silence was rudely broken 
by a most terrific clatter in our rear, apparently of horses' feet, a 
rattling as of chains or clattering of sabres, and rapidly approach- 
ing. We all thought it was rebel cavalry charging us. Our regi- 
ment was in the rear and parted, half on the right side of the road 
and the other half on the left side, in the edge of the bushes, and 
quickly dressed in line ready to pick ofif the horsemen as thev 
passed. For a few moments there was some confusion, in get- 
ting out of the road and forming lines, and much apprehension. 
It was a terrifying experience to be suddenly pounced upon in utter 
darkness and profound silence, utterly unprepared as we were for 
an attack, and we were more afraid of being trampled under the feet 
of the horses or being knocked down and run over than of the 
cavalrymen. But as soon as all were well out of the road, order was 
at once restored and lines formed, and all our fears vanished and 
turned to shouts of laughter as a four-mule team with the trace 
chains dragging at their heels dashed down the road between our 
lines, and we fell in again in the road and resumed our dreary march. 

Our Colonel, who was riding at the head of our regiment, had 
allowed quite an interval to occur between the regiment ahead 
and ours, and in the intense darkness failed to observe the road 
at the left leading from the one we were on toward Malvern 
Hill, known as the Quaker road, on which the other regiments had 
marched and which we were to follow on past the Willis Methodist 
Church, and he marched us a mile or more towards Chapin's Bluflf 
until he was abrupty halted by a rebel picket calling out the familiar 
challenge, " Who goes there ? "' But his ever quick wit served him 
admirably in the critical moment. He at once answered. Yankee fash- 
ion, by asking the picket which way the Yankees had taken ; what 
road they had marched on. The picket without suspicion answered 



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quickly that they had taken the Wilhs Church road and gone toward 
Malvern Hill. The Colonel asked where that road left the one we 
were on and was told it was about a mile back, and the Colonel at 
once gave the command, about face, march. After marching back 
a short distance we were met by an orderly who had been sent in 
search of us and who led us across a large open field where the bat- 
tle of Glendale had been fought the day before and which was dotted 
with dead bodies of men and horses. On debouching into the field 
the regiment started on the double-quick step, which was kept up 
until we reached the Quaker road near Willis Alethodist Church and 
came up with the balance of the brigade, and from that point the bri- 
gade marched in double column, past the church, through the woods 
into the field in front of Malvern Hill just as the sun was rising and 
the rebel troops were forming in the edge of the woods on our right, 
having marched alongside of Us on a road parallel to the one we were 
on and about half a mile away, we having plainly heard them for a 
long time, and reaching the field as soon or sooner than we did. 

On the fateful and terrible July i, 1862, we marched up on the 
hill and lay down near a large house, on the roof of which our signal 
corps men were signaling to the gunboats in the James river, direct- 
ing their fire. The shells from the gunboats fell in the field and 
woods, doing but little damage to the enemy other than creating a 
panicky feeling. We lay all day witnesses to the terrible cannonading 
of 160 of our guns, exposed to shot and shell, expecting every mo- 
ment to be called upon to assist in repelling the frequent and terrible 
assaults made by the whole of the Army of Virginia in three divi- 
sions, only to be torn to pieces and hurled back again to the cover 
of the woods by the awful storm of shot, shell and volleys of the 
infantry supports. Our services were not needed and we lay in re- 
serve in our position until late in the afternoon, when we were moved 
to the southern slope of the hill near the road, where we remained in 
bivouac until the morning of the 2nd, when Key's corps, the last of 
the army, having passed us on its way to Harrison's Landing, we 
took up our march, acting as rear guard, our brigade being in charge 
of the artillery and wagon trains. At Carter's Hill our brigade was 
savagely attacked by the enemy's advance force, who were following 
us and determined to capture the artillery and wagon train. The 
battle was sharp, short, but decisive. We whipped them handsome- 
ly, sent them flying back again, and when we were all given up for 
and reported lost and captured, the whole brigade, artillerv wagons 



34 Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, X. F. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



and all, we marched proudly to the landing and delivered up our 
charge without the loss of even a mule, on the evening of July 3, 
1862. 

The next day all who were able to work in the entire army, in- 
cluding our regiment, were busily engaged felling trees at the front, 
throwing up breast-works, earth-works for masked batteries, rifle pits- 
and forts, with the expectation that the retoels would attack us im- 
mediately, but no forces appeared other than a brigade of cavalry 
who did nothing more than to watch for a day or so, when they re- 
tired out of the reach of our guns, to Malvern Hill, and our picket 
line was advanced to near the foot of the hill. After completing the 
fortifications we had a season of comparative rest. The only duties 
were the usual camp work, such as camp guard mount every morning, 
standing camp guard, policing, and dress parade, on picket once in 
a while, and the usual Sunday morning inspection. But little drill- 
ing was done, the weather was altogether too hot to permit it. One 
Sunday General Naglee ordered out the brigade to participate in a 
division drill in a large field some distance up the river, but after 
maneuvering an hour or more the men began to fall out from ex- 
haustion and sunstroke. Several fell out and went to a spring, drank 
freely, and at once expired. The general was obliged to desist and 
ordered the regiments to return to camp. It was a disastrous event 
in our history, as many of our men were sunstruck, some died, many 
were disabled and never recovered, some were discharged in conse- 
quence, and all felt the effects of that terrible experience on that 
extremely hot Sunday for a long time, which will always be remem- 
bered by every man who took part in that drill on the banks of the 
James River. 

On the 7th day of July President Lincoln visited the army in the 
camps at the landing, inspected the outer works, went through the 
camps of the many regiments, amid the saluting of the artillery and 
gunboats and the shouts and cheers of the soldiers. He praised the 
men for their brave efforts, complimented them for the cleanly ap- 
pearance of the camps, and assured them he had only kindly feelings 
and best wishes for them and no reproaches for their failure to cap- 
ture Richmond. His visit was a pleasing incident, cheered up the 
men, put new confidence into them, made them feel prouder of them- 
selves and more willing to further do and dare. 

The rebels after waiting for us to make a move, they expecting 
the Army of the Potomac to again advance on Richmond, and it not 



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doing so or making any demonstrations whatever, and they evi- 
dently not being wiUing to let us rest in peace undisturbed, resolved 
and proceeded to wake and stir us up. During the night of July 31, 
the rebel General French moved 43 cannons across the river and 
down to and opposite Harrison's Bar, and the next day proceeded 
to throw shells across the river into the Union camps, and the vessels 
moored at the wharf and anchored in the river. The sudden, un- 
expected and unlooked for bombardment created much excitement 
and a great diversion for a time, and much confusion and calling to 
arms. Ten men were killed and fifteen wounded, but none of the 
shells fell in our camp and none of our regiment was injured. The 
excitement was soon transferred to the rebel troops, as our gunboats 
which were lying a short distance below the landing immediately 
moved up at the commencement of the firing and had the rebel bat- 
teries disabled and dismounted in short order and sent the artillery- 
men flying in confusion for Richmond. General McClellan there- 
upon at once sent a force across the river to Goggin's" Point, which 
was then fortified and held by the I'nion forces, and we were not 
troubled further by the enemy during our stay at Harrison's Landing. 
On August 5th General Hooker's division and Pleasanton's cav- 
alry advanced toward Malvern Hill with orders to. make a night 
attack, but the guide missing the route in the darkness made the first 
attempt a failure, only succeeding in apprising the enemy of the ap- 
proach and probable intentions, but the next night proved a success. 
While the rebels were not surprised they were driven off and away 
after a short but sharp engagement, with a loss of 100 prisoners and 
two brass field pieces. Our regiment was on picket in close prox- 
imity to the Hill and heard and in one sense participated in that en- 
gagement, as being the advance picket line we served as reserves and 
stood ready and willing to fight if opportunity offered. Col. Averill 
with a portion of the cavalry followed up the advantage gained and 
pushed north as far as White Oak Swamp Creek, driving the loth 
Virginia cavalry from that position, capturing 28 men and horses. 
This successful advance filled us with renewed hope and courage, 
as we fully believed that a general advance of the whole army was 
contemplated and that Richmond was to be ours at last. And we were 
firmly of the belief that we could march right into and capture and 
hold that city, and that belief was held by the entire army. It 
was believed also that the rebels expected such a move and prepared 
to evacuate, and it is a fact, which has since been verified from the 



36 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



evidence of the enemy, that an attack made at that time would have 
placed McClellan in possession of the city of Richmond and its de- 
fences forthwith. The reason the expected advance and attack was 
not made was that General MtClellan had already received orders 
to withdraw his army by water to Aquia Creek and to attack Rich- 
mond from the Rappahannock, and although he and the whole army 
were most anxious to resume the offensive the embarkation was be- 
gun — after driving the rebels away far enough to render the army 
safe from sudden attack and pursuit — by shipping the sick and most 
of the artillery at Harrison's Landing, the most of the troops 
marched to Fortress Monroe. Porter's and Heintzelman's corps, 
preceded by Averill's cavalry, going on the 14th of August, and Gen. 
McClellan with the rear guard, consisting of Key's corps, breaking 
camp and following the anny on the 15th, crossing the pontoon 
bridge across the Chickahominy, which was guarded by gunboats. 
The bridge was crossed on the morning of the i6th by the advance 
regiments of the corps ; our regiment crossing late in the evening, and 
were the last infantry troops on the retreat to cross, General Pleas- 
anton with his cavalry bringing up the rear. Our march that day 
was a severe one. It was extremely hot and dusty and the march 
was a hurried one, one of great anxiety to reach and cross the river 
as we firmly expected that the rebels would learn of our departure, 
follow us up and attack, ami we were especially anxious to get under 
cover of the gunboats. No straggling was allowed or attempted, 
the men struggled along in the almost intolerable heat, through 
clouds of choking dust, that proved fatal to many mules and horses, 
until we had safely gained the other side of the river, when the most 
of the officers and men fell out, dropped all but exhausted in the 
bushes by the roadside, fell asleep and rejoined the regiment the 
next morning. When the regiment emerged from the woods that 
evening, about 9 o'clock, into a large open field near a large plan- 
tation house and stopped to bivouac for the night, not more than 100 
men stacked arms, and scarcely an officer other than the mounted 
ones bivouacked with the regiment. The next forenoon, after all the 
stragglers had come in, many with blistered feet, the march was re- 
sumed, and Key's corps reached Yorktown on the 17th and Heintzel- 
man's corps embarked at that place on the 21st Our corps, the 4th, 
Key's was left at Yorktown to cover the embarkation at that place 
and at Fort Monroe should any rebel force be sent down the Penin- 
sula on the track of our armv, and to garrison and hold the works 



Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 37 



at Yorktown, but no attempt was made to molest us, and the famous 
Peninsula campaign was ended, and we claim the honor of having 
been in the advance, of having been the first to cross the Chicka- 
hominy, and of reaching and holding the nearest position to Rich- 
mond, of participating in all the battles fought, and of being the last 
in the retreating column, and of successfully executing all and every 
one of the trusts and duties imposed upon us. 



38 l-ifty-Slxth Rc\^'t. N. V. J'ct. Vol. Infantry. 



CHAPTER IW 

Gen. Naglee's Brigade About Yorktown — Raid to Gloucester, Kings and 
Queens Counties — Foraging Expedition — Journey to Morehead City, N. 
C. — Rough Experience on Vessel in Storm — Arrival at Morehead City, 
N. C. — Capture of Kniston — Camp at Nevvbern — Gen. Naglee Ceased to 
Command — Gen. Naglee's Final Order to the Regiment. 

General Naglee's brigade remained in and about Yorktown, doing 
camp and picket duty, digging ditches, demolishing earthworks and 
building and repairing others, drilling, recruiting our health, replen- 
ishing equipments and clothing, to be in readiness for our next cam- 
paign. Here a portion of our knapsacks were recovered. They had 
been loaded on a canal boat or transport at that place and sent to or 
toward our camp at Harrison's Landing, but were turned back when 
it was learned that we were preparing to return. The boat finally 
reached Yorktown and was unloaded where the knapsacks had been 
put aboard. Many were lost altogether and were never found or 
heard of, many were utterl\- ruined by water and a few turned up in 
good shape, drv and sound, and we received them and their con- 
tents with heartfelt gratitude, greeting them as lost friends, as they 
contained many things we had brought from home with us. 

On the nth day of December, 1862, Naglee's brigade, consisting 
of the 52nd Pennsylvania, nth Maine, 56th and looth New York 
regiments, was ordered on a raid into Gloucester, Kings and Queens 
counties. We crossed the York river on a ferryboat to Gloucester 
Point and marched all day, reaching Gloucester city about dusk in 
the evening, and had a pretty little skirmish, driving the rebels out 
of the city. Our regiment marched into a large field in the suburbs 
of the city, having received orders to bivouac in that field, but shortly 
after dark when we were about disposed for the night, orders were 
received for the regiment to march into the city, form line in the 
street opposite the court house square, stack guns, put a guard 
over the colors, the men to remain at ease on the sidewalk until 
further orders. The regiment overlapped the square, extend- 
ing nearly a block on each side. Company F being directly in front 
of General Naglee's headquarters, which was in a large mansion on 
the corner of the street on one side of the square. There was a 



Fiffy-Sixfh Rcg'f, A'. V. Vet. J'ol. Infantry. 39 



flock of ducks in the yard in the rear of the house and Gen. Naglee 
observing them, ordered the cavalrymen constituting his body guard 
to place them in one of the front rooms of the house and to place a 
guard on the front porch, adding, that if such precaution was not 
taken Charley Van Wyck's chicken thieves would have them all be- 
fore morning. He wanted those ducks for breakfast for himself 
and >^taff; but when morning came the ducks were nowhere to be 
found. During the following two days details from the several regi- 
nu-nts were sent out in different directions to gather up and bring 
into the city and camps all the serviceable horses and mules, all the 
fat hogs, sheep and cattle to be found. This was done, and a 
large number of fat chickens, ducks and geese were also secured, 
which furnished substantial and greatly relished subsistence for the 
boys who for so long a time had been fed on hard tack and salt beef. 
In the evening of the 14th. the other regiments having all left 
with the horses, mules and cattle for Yorkto^vn, the 56th regiir.ent 
was ordered to drive the 500 fat hogs, which had been fattened on 
the surrounding plantations by the rebels for their armv and had 
been gathered in by our brigade and placed altogether in one large 
pen, to Gloucester Point. General Naglee evidently thought the 56th 
boys being farmer lads were better calculated to drive swine and 
knew how better than the men of the other regiments. But his faith 
in us as hog drovers was rudely shaken, as not one of the porkers 
reached the river with us, as they were stampeded in the first woods 
we reached after leaving Gloucester. The boys not only knew how 
to drive hogs, but how not to drive them. We marched all night 
with a rest of twenty minutes or so about midnight, the enemy closelv 
following, but not in sufficient force to attack us. The cavalry com- 
pany that brought up the rear was very apprehensive and was con- 
tinitally urging us to move faster until well under the cover of the 
guns in the forts at Gloucester Point. We bivouacked in the large 
open field near the landing, threw out a line of pickets .in the woods, 
established a camp guard and waited until all the proceeds of the 
expedition had been ferried across the river, when our pickets were 
called in, the regiment fell in, marched to the landing, on to the boat 
and with our live roosters, frying pans, skillets and other things, 
were safely landed and in our old camp again. Again we had been 
intrusted with an important mission, that of guarding the rear of the 
forces in charge of valuable property, and once again successfully 
performed that duty, as we had all others we were required to do. 



40 lufty-Sixth Rcg't, X. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



The regiment remained in camp at Yorktown until December 
29th. 1862, when the brigade embarked on the ship Alontibello, whicli 
was towed bv a large side-wheel steamer named the Cahaba, and 
we started on our journey for Morehead City in North Carolina. 

While rounding Cape Hatteras a fearful storm of wind and rain 
arose. Near sunset we saw the little Monitor about a mile to our 
right, going in the same direction as our vessel, being towed by a 
lead-colored wooden gunboat. We watched her until darkness shut 
her from our sight, and that was the last time she was ever seen, as 
she sank that night with sixteen of her crew, who perished at the 
bottom of the ocean, with the ironclad machine which had destroyed 
the Merrimac, for their coffin. The storm raged with great fury, 
the wind howling a gale, raising large waves. The ship we were 
on, being towed, and no sails set to steady her, acted like a crazy 
thing, rearing and pitching and lolling from side to side, displacing 
everything not made fast, and making it impossible for a person to 
stand or walk, created consternation among the men, all of whom 
were below, no one but the sailors being able to remain on deck. 
Some were praying, some crying, and all in great fear, when sudden- 
ly the hawser parted and our ship was adrift, floundering among 
the waves. This added to our horror ; we were certain we would be 
sent to the bottom of the sea ; but as soon as we had been cttt 
loose, the ship heeled up on one siiie, ceased rolling, and glided along 
smoothly, but swiftly, with only a slight, graceful, undulating move- 
ment, and our fears were quelled. Many of the men went up on 
deck and assisted the sailors in manipulating the many huge sails, 
as the vessel was a full rigged ship, called a merchantman. The 
sailors, assisted by the soldiers, soon had the sails all set, and the 
ship was headed out to sea, and kept out until the storm had blown 
itself away and the mountiin-like waves had subsided, when the 
course of the ship was again turned toward Morehead City, which 
was reached in safety, and we all had an idea that we were pretty 
fair sailors and knew how to handle a ship in first-class style. 

On the 4th of January we disembarked at the dock at Morehead 
City and could scarcely walk. We acted first as if the dock was 
rolling and pitching. It was some time before we could accustom 
ourselves to walking on a level surface that remained level and 
quiescent. We marched out along the railway about three miles to 
Carolina City, where we went into camp. Here we remained a few 
days and suffered considerably from the cold, which was severe 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 41 

enouo-h to freeze water in the ditches ; but we had plenty of pitch or 
fat pine wood, which burned freely and made a terrible black smoke, 
which blackened our hands and faces until we looked akin to our 
colored brethren, and it was next to impossible to wash it off. Dur- 
mg the time we remained in camp, the men were detailed to repair 
the railway engines and rolling stock, and in loading supplies and 
ammunition on the cars for transporation to Newbern. On the 8th 
day of January, 1863. orders were read on parade which informed 
us that we had been attached to and now formed a part of the i8th 
Corps, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, with Gen'l Naglee, Division Com- 
mander, and Colonel Davis of the 104th Penna., Brigade Command- 
er. When we had the railway in running order and all the supplies 
forwarded, we broke camp, loaded ourselves and baggage on flat- 
cars and proceeded to the City of Newbern, where we disembarked 
marched through the city and proceeded on our expedition, which 
was out to Trent River to make demonstration, supposed with a 
view to move on both Wilmington and Weldon, and to draw out the 
enemy from Kniston, in order to enable our forces to capture that 
place, all of which was successfully accomplished ; also for the pur- 
pose of protecting our forces while they were constructing a line of 
defensive works on the outskirts of the City of Newbern. We re- 
mained in the vicinity of Newbern two weeks, inarching hither and 
thither, sleeping on the ground wherever night overtook us, with- 
out other covering than our blankets. One night, while sleeping in 
a cornfield, some of the men lying rolled in their blankets in the hol- 
lows between the rows, others crosswise of the rows, it rained pow- 
erfully ; the rain seemed to fall in bucketsfull and in such volume 
that the hollows between the ridges were completely filled through- 
out the entire field. 'Many of the sleeping boys were completely 
submerged, other partially, and all of us were obliged to stand, as in 
many parts of the field even the tops of the ridges were covered. 
When at last morning came the rain ceased and the water quickly 
percolated through the sandy soil. The sun came out and quickly 
dried the ground, but it was a long time before we could get our 
clothing and blankets wrung out and dried. 

While we still remained near Newbern, General Naglee was put 
m command of a division, and thereupon ceased to command our 
brigade. On taking leave of his old brigade he had commanded 
through all the Peninsular campaign, he issued the following order, 



42 Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. V. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



which was read to each of the regiments, on dress parade, on the 
17th day of January, 1863: 

" Headquarters, Naglee's Division, 
" Newbern, N. C, Jan. 8, 1863. 

" General Orders No. 3. 

" The several regiments of the late ist Brigade, commanded by 
" General Naglee, will inscribe upon their banners the following 
" names, indicating important events in the history of the war, in 
" which they acted a conspicuous part, namely : 

"Lee's Mills, April 29, 1862. 104th and 52d Penna. Vols., nth 
■' Maine, 56th and looth X. Y. Vols. 

" Williamsburgh, May 5th, 1862. 104th and 52d Penna. Vols., 
" nth Maine, 56th and lOOth N. Y: \'ols. 

" Chickahominy, May 19th, 1862. 104th and 52d Penna. Vols., 
'' Tilh Maine, 56th N. Y. Vols. 

" Reconnaissance to Seven Pines, May 24th, 25th and 26th, 1862. 
" iG4th and 52d Penna. Vols., nth Maine, 56th and lOOth N. Y. 
" Vols. 

" Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862. 104th and 52d 
" Penna. Vols., nth Maine, 56th and looth N. Y. Vols. 

" Railroad and Bottoms Bridges, June 27th, 28th and 29th, 1862. 
■' 104th and 52d Penna., \'ols., nth Maine, 56th and lOOth N. Y. 
•• Vols. 

" White Oak Swamp Bridge, June 30th, 1862. 104th and 52(1 
" Penna. Vols., nth Maine, 56th and looth N. Y. Vols. 

" Carter's Hill, July 2d, 1862. 104th and 52d Penna. Vols., nth 
" Maine, 56th and looth N. Y. Vols. 

"Mathews Countv, Nov. 22d, 1862. nth Maine, 52d Penna. 
'• Vols., Ind. Batt., N.' Y. Vols. 

" Gloucester, Virginia, December 14th, 1862. 52d Penna. Vols., 
" nth Maine, 56th and lOOth N. Y. V^ols. 

" Yorktown, August 17th to Dec. 31, 1862. 104th and 52d 
" Penna. Vols., nth Maine, 56th, 8ist, 98th, looth N. Y., and Ind. 
" Batt., N. Y. Vols. 

" The general lately commanding the Brigade most happily takes 
" this occasion to congratulate the officers and :oldier<^ with whom 
" he has been so intimately associated. 

" Whilst memory lasts, it will continually recur to the scenes of 
" deprivation and danger and blood and battle through which you 
'' have passed, and you will remember your inexperience and discon- 
'■ tent, and then your discipline and friendly happy affiliation. 

" All will remember with regret the deadly effects of the swamps 
" before Yorktown. 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. V. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 43 

" You were the first in the advance upon Williamsburgh and 
• when ordered by General McClellan to support General Hancock 
' the enemy gave up the contest. 

^ _ •' On the 19th of May, at Bottoms Bridge, you waded waist deep 
^" m the swamps of the Chickahominy, you drove away the enemy 
and were the first to cross the stream. 

"On the 23d, 170 of your number made a reconnaissance from 
Bottoms Bridge to the James River, near Drury's Bluff, and re- 
•' turned, brmgmg valuable information. 

^^ " On the 24th, 25th and 26th, after other troops had failed you 
^ made the gallant, dashing reconnaissance of the Seven Pines driv- 
' mg the superior force of General Stewart from Bottom's Bridge 
^^ to withm four and a half miles of Richmond, the position nearest 

that city ever occupied by our troops. 
^ " On the 31st of May, at ' Fair Oaks,' or ' Seven Pines,' occupy- 
^^ the above advanced position, vour brigade made the most desper- 
^^ ate, bloody, obstinate fight of the war, and while we mourn the loss 
of one-half of our comrades in arms, you have the consolation of 
^^ knowing that by their heroic sacrifice, and vour stubborn resist- 
ance, you saved the Arm)- of the Potomac from great disaster. 
^^ " On the 27th, 28th and 29th of June, the Rebel General Jackson 
^^ hur ed his immense force suddenly upon our right and passed that 
^^ tiank of the army, and all turned with extreme solicitude towards 
^^ the rear at Bottoms Bridge, which, if crossed, would result in irre- 
^^ trievable rum. And it should be a source of great pride and satis- 
^^ faction in the future to remember that all this intense anxiety was 
^^ dispelled, and all breathed with relief and felt secure when it 
^^ rapidly ran through the army that ' Naglee's Brigade had destroy- 
^^ ed the bridges and stood night and days for three days in the 
^' middle of the Chickahominy swamp, successfully and continually 
resisting its passage.' 

" Again on the following day, you held a post of the greatest im- 
•; portance and danger. At the White Oak Swamp the most deter- 
^ mined efforts of the enemy to cross the bridge in pursuit of our 
^ army were thwarted by our artillery, and vou stood for ten hours, 
'• supporting It, quiet spectators of the most terrific cannonade while 
^^ other regiments were only kept in place bv being ordered back 
^^ when they approached your line. Retreating all night, you stood 
' ready in position on the following day, expecting to be' ordered to 
" take part in the battle at Malvern Hill. 

^^ " Retreating again all night, at Carter's Hill, on the 2nd of July 

^^ you stood by the artillery and wagon train, and when all expected 

It would be destroyed, you brought it safely to Harrison's Landing. 

" Tv/r" ^"'"'"^ December you destroyed a dozen large salt works in 

^^ Mathews County, Virginia, and d'rove the Rangers from that, and 

Gloucester, Middlesex, King and Queen counties ; captured large 



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" herds intended for the rebel army and destroyed ah of their bar- 
" racks, stables and stores. 

" At Yorktown, from Augnst to the end of December, you have 
'■• restored the works at that place and Gloucester Point, and they are 
" by your labor rendered strong and defensible, 

" Thus is yours the honor of having been the first to pass, and the 
" last to leave, the Chickahominy, and while you led the advance 
" from this memorable place to near Richmond, you were last in the 
" retreating column, when after seven days' constant fighting, it 
" reached a place of security and rest at Harrison's Landing. 

" Your descendants for generations will boast of the gallant con- 
" duct of the regiments to which you belong, and when all are laid 
" in the dust, history will still proclaim the glorious deeds performed 
" by you. 

" Go on ! ' The truth is mighty and will prevail.' Pretenders 
" for a time may rob you of your just deserts, but as you have ex- 
" perienced, their evil report will certainly be exposed ; for your 
" many friends at home, ever watchful and identified with your repu- 
" tation, will see that justice shall be done. 

" A new page in your history is about to be written ; let it be still 
'• more brilliant than that already known. Your past good conduct 
" has won the warmest esteem and confidence of your late Brigade 
" Commander ; he has no apprehensions for the future. 
" By Command of 

" Brig. Gen. Henry "SI. Naglee. 

" Commanding Division. 
'' Geo. H. Johnston. 

" Capl. anil A. A. G." 



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CHAPTER V. 

Trip to Port Royal Harbor, S. C. — Camp on St. Helena Island — Trip to Sea- 
brook Island — Various Attacks on that Island — Experience with Snakes 
and Reptiles — Capture of Works on Sou'th End of Morris Island — Re- 
pulse Georgia Troops — In Camp on Folly Island. 

The object of the expedition to Newbern and beyond, bein^ ac- 
compHshed. we returned to the city and took cars for Morchead 
Ci'tv, after a stay of two weeks near Newbern. Reaching More- 
head city, we em'barked, on the 27th day of January, 1863, on a 
transport, one of a large fleet. The day was exceedingly unpro- 
.pitious, very windy, and the waves ran very high, and when the ves- 
sels reached the open sea they were scattered in every direction, but 
the vessel we were on was large, seaworthy, with strong machinery, 
and steamed ahead without seeming difificulty. On the last day of 
January we anchored in Port Royal Harbor, S. C, and remained on 
board the vessel until February 6th. when we landed on St. Helena 
Island, a few miles above Hilton Head. 

We remained on that island, drilling and pursuing the usual 
routine of camp life, waiting for the preparations incident to the at- 
tack on Charleston, until about April i, 1863, when we embarked 
on a transport and proceeded to Seabrook Island, where we encamp- 
ed in the woods near the shore of Edisto Harbor, in which the moni- 
tors and gunboats lay at anchor. The men were landed in small 
boats and on rafts constructed by laying planks on air bags of rub- 
ber. The horses were pushed overboard and forced to swim ashore. 
The gunboats covered our landing by shelling the woods and throw- 
ing grape and canister. 

On landing our forces followed the retreating enemy through 
the woods and established a picket line in the fields, and edge of the 
woods on the northerly end of the island with some loss in wounded. 
During our stay at that camp the enemy attacked repeatedly, made 
night forays, captured several picket posts, but fortunately did not 
capture any of our regiment, although they made a bold attempt 
one dark night, with a company which marched down the seashore 
and filed, as they supposed, in the rear of the post on a sand hill, 
where the enemy had observed the pickets being posted early in the 



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previous evening. But our boys, anticipating just such a move, show- 
ed them a Yankee trick by removing, after dark, to a sand hill some 
distance nearer camp, and when the rebels were discovered in the 
attempt and the reserves being called on and hurried to the rescue, 
the Johnnies hurried back without any Yankee prisoners. We had 
a hot time in many respects during our stay on that island. The 
rebels made it hot for us all the time, night and day, in their deter- 
mination to dislodge us ; the weather was extremely hot, and the 
snakes were both large and plentiful, of all kinds, and they were 
continually showing up, even in the camp ; but fortunately not one of 
the boys was bitten. One of the men killed a rattlesnake that 
measured full six feet in length. 

It was a terrible island, full of snakes and all kinds of verumi wl 
the creeping, crawling, swimming and flying kind, the bayous full 
of alligators, water snakes, lizards and frogs ; the ground infested, 
with many kinds of poisonous snakes, tarantulas, and other poison- 
ous reptiles, and the air full of buzzards, birds of prey, mosquitos and 
malaria. The water was very bad and the heat intense. Our duties 
were very arduous, and many of the men were sick and unable for 
duty ; the well ones were almost continually on duty of some kind, 
and the enemy kept us in a continual state of excitement and anxiety. 

On this island some of our men captured and tamed two young 
alligators about eighteen inches in length, and when orders were 
received to prepare to break camp, they were boxed up and shipped 
to Barnum in New York City for his museum, where they remained 
on exhibition until the museum, situated on Park Row, was destroy- 
ed by fire, in which they perished. 

Large quantities of fish and clams were taken from the inlets, and 
blackberries from Edisto Island were ripe and plentiful, which 
furnished a grateful change in our diet. While on this island our 
regiment was temporarily brigaded with that of General Howell, in 
General Ferry's division, under General O. A. Gilmore, in command 
of the Tenth Corps, in the operations before Charleston. He ma- 
tured his plans and perfected all details, even to having rafts of logs 
constructed before the bows of the monitors and gunboats, and on 
both sides also, which was done in Edisto hafbor to protect the ves- 
sels from torpedoes. He decided to make a descent by surprise on the 
south end of Morris Island, which was well known to be strongly 
fortified and held, which being taken was to be firmly held as a base 
of operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg. 



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It was thought that the capture of Fort Wagner would inevitabh- 
cause the fall of the earthworks at Cumming's Point and enable the 
planting of a battery or batteries within a mile of Fort Sumter, and 
within shelling distance of Charleston city itself, all of which was 
acomplished in due time. To distract the attention of the enemy 
from the attack, as well as to prevent a concentration of troops from 
a distance at that place to assist in repelling the proposed attack. 
Gen. A. H. Terry, with his division, which included our regiment, 
was sent up the Stono River to James Island, to make a demonstra 
tion. and Gen'l Higginson went up the Edisto River to cut the rail- 
road to prevent reinforcements from Savannah. The movement of 
our division proved a success, as we prevented the enemv from leav- 
ing by distracting his attention from the real point of danger, and 
in also causing a large force to withdraw from Morris Island, whert 
they were badly needed, to confront us on James Island, where thev 
were not needed. 

While we were maneuvering and making a great demonstration. 
General Vogdes and General Saxton were mounting guns in bat- 
teries within speaking distance of the rebel pickets, and disposing 
their troops behind tlie sand hills in the woods on the south end of 
the island. When all was ready General Terry, with his division. 
4,000 strong, was quietly transferred to Folly Island in the night 
and kep't out of sight of the enemy pending the necessary disposition 
of the troops for the attack. All being at length in readiness, our 
division was conveyed up the Stono River on the afternoon of the 
8th of July, and made a demonstration or show of attacking the 
works on the south end of James Island, and General Strong, with 
2,000 men, silently embarked on the evening of the 9th of July, in 
small boats, in Folly River, and rowed silently to the junction of 
Lighthouse Inlet, and halted behind a screen of marsh grass. 

On the morning of the lOth, General Vogdes opened with his 
batteries on the rebel earthworks, and the ironclads Catskill, Mon- 
tauk, Nahant and Weehawken opened a crossfire, which was kept 
up all day; the ironclads paying their compliments mainly to Fort 
Wagner and Battery Gregg. 

After about two hours cannonade. General Strong landed liis 
men, and under a hot fire of the enemy's batteries and musketry, 
carried all of the enemy's works on the south end of Morris Island, 
and our regiment, with General Terry's division, remained on James 
Tsland. 



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On Julv i6th, at daybreak, our division was attacked by a super- 
ior force, consisting of Georgia troops, just arrived from Virginia, 
who, expecting to surprise us, advanced rapidly, driving in the 54th 
Mas'sachusetts, then on the picket line. But they found us wide 
awake and ready for them, and with the assistance of the gunboats 
Pawnee, Huron, Marblehead, John Adams and -Mayflower, made it 
so hot for them that they were easily driven off, with a loss of some 
200 prisoners, which fell into our hands. 

Shortly after that battle we proceeded direct to Folly Island, 
where we remained in camp until the i6th of August. During our 
stay on Folly Island the bombardment of Forts Wagner and Gregg 
was in progress ; mortars and siege guns were brought to Morris 
Island and mounted, the swamp angel battery was being constructed. 
Fort Wagner was assaulted by General Strong's brigade, led by the 
54th Massachusetts, which assault was repulsed, the loss to our 
forces being some 1,500. 

Those were perilous times. The weather was extremely hot and 
the almost continual roar of guns from our batteries and gunboats, 
and the re*bel batteries and forts, gave us but little rest, and our 
duties were very arduous. 



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CHAPTER VI. 

Embarked for Beaufort — ^Few Members Fit for Duty — Picket Duty on St. 
Helena and Ladies Island — Visits With Rebel Pickets — Regiment Veter- 
anized in February, 1864 — On Veteran Furlough — Return — In Command 
of Lieut. Col. Tyler — Regiment Recruited. 

On the i6th of August. 1863, we embarked for Beaufort, S. C, ar- 
riving at that city on the 19th and went into camp in a beautiful grove 
of large live oak trees, in the suburbs of the city, with but few mem- 
bers fit for duty. Severe, continuous hard fighting, fever and ague 
and other diseases consequent upon exposure, extreme heat, bad 
water, insufificient, poor food, deadly malarial air of the swamps, 
hard marches, guard and picket difty, hard labor, and loss of rest and 
sleep made it necessary to recruit our health as well as the strength 
of the regiment, which was sadly reduced in numbers. Many had 
died, and very many sent to hospitals suffering from fever, diarrhoea 
and diseases of various kinds incident to the climate and hard ser- 
vice. Our regiment remained at Beaufort in camp, doing camp, 
picket, fatigue and provost guard duty, with the exception of our ex- 
pedition to Johns Island the fore part of July, 1864, until September 
3d, 1864. 

We had fairly good times at Beaufort, living well, with comfort- 
able, clean quarters, cool evenings and sea breezes. 

We maintained pickets on St. Helena and Ladies Island, at 
Pigeon Point, Shell Bridge, and all around the eastern, northern and 
western sides of the island we were camped on. This was called 
Port Royal or Beaufort Island. Nearly the whole regiment would 
frequently go on picket on the northern shore of the island, with re- 
serves at the ferry, about a half mile in the rear, on the shell road, 
remaining two or three weeks at a time. At such times we were en- 
abled to gather large quantities of oysters, catch fish, get fresh sweet 
potatoes and peanuts, which the natives called " goobers," and have 
a good time generally. 

The rebel pickets were posted opposite our lines on the shore of 
the river, within hailing and rifle shot distance, but in accordance 
Avith a mutual understanding and agreement no shots were fired by 
the pickets at each other. At night the picket posts on each side 



50 Fifty-Sixth Kcg't, N. V. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



were advanced at the ferry to 'the ends of the causeway, bringing 
them within about 150 feet of each other, and the men on each post 
would build a fire at the end of the causeway, sit around it and 
converse with each other every night. They visited the boys in 
gray after the grand rounds by means of a dugout some of the 
boys found astray in the marsh, and exchanged cofifee for tobacco 
and newspapers. One night three of our boys, while on a visit at 
the rebel post and sitting around the fire in conversation with rebel 
boys were surprised by the " rounds " putting in a sudden and unex- 
pec'ted appearance at an unusual hour, and were by the rebel ofiBcers 
taken prisoners and sent to the re'bel general in command of the 
forces at that place, who, when he learned all the circumstances at- 
tending their alleged capture, ordered them returned to their com- 
mand, and they were, in accordance with that order, delivered to us 
at the Ferry. 

A large number of sick and wounded were sent to the City of 
Beaufort from the army of the south, and many of the large houses 
or mansions were occupied and used as hospitals. Large tents were 
also used for that puipose, and a smallpox hospital was established 
at Pigeon Point, and quite a number of our regiment were detailed 
as attendants or nurses in the various hospitals, and several were 
detailed as clerks in the several offices in the city, also as teamsters, 
surveyors and mechanics. 

In February, 1864, the regiment veteranized, that is, the mem- 
bers, or the greater portion of them re-enlisted for three years or 
during the war. It became a veteran regiment Feb. 29, 1864, and 
was duly mustered in as such. On March 10, 1864, it went North on 
veteran furlough, returning on Mav i8th in command of Lieut. Col. 
Tyler. 

In the meantime, during our stay at Beaufort, recruiting for our 
regiment had been steadily prosecuted by some of our officers de- 
tailed and sent North for that purpose, and some 400 new men joined 
our regiment and were apportioned to the several companies, and 
thoroughly drilled and disciplined, making our regiment again an 
cflficient organization. 



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CHAPTER VII. 

Journey from Beaufort to Johns Island — Aground in Edisto Inlet — Most Try- 
ing and Severe March of the War — ^Many Sunstrokes — Two Colored 
Soldiers Mutilated by Rebel Guerrillas — ^Two Mounted Aids Fired at by 
Colored Troops — Bivouac on Matthew's Plantation — 'A Surgeon's Mis- 
take in Answering a Challenge — Attacked by the Enemy — Demoralized 
Them — Return to Old Camp at Beaufort After Successful Expedition — 
Assisted in Siege of Charleston. 

Friday, July ist. 1864, the regiment embarked at Beaufort on a 
freight steamer and left there during the forenoon of that day, un- 
der orders to proceed to Johns Island, near Charleston, to make a 
demons'tration and draw out the enemy in order to facilitate the 
capture of Fort Johnson on James Island, which was approached by 
the 52d Pennsylvania of our brigade by means of small boats. We 
reached Hilton Head anfl lay there until dark when the steamer 
went outside, and when some three miles away we struck on a sand 
bar and stayed there all night, with the sea running high and the 
waves 'breaking on the bar, and the vessel leaking so badly that 
above 150 men with buckets, in addition to the steam pumps, were 
required to keep the water from putting out the fires under the boil- 
ers. About sunrise the tide floated the vessel off the bar, when on 
making more steam so as to proceed, a steam pipe burst and the 
boat was then so badly disabled that the captain hailed a passing 
steamer, which took us in tow and landed us at the dock at Hilton 
Head about 8 o'clock a. m. The regiment then went aboard the 
steamer Beaufort and about noon we started again on our voyage. 
About sundown we reached North Edisto Inlet, where we ran 
aground again hard and fast on the south end of Seabrook Island 
and not more than three hundred feet from the end of the dock. The 
tide was going out, and we had to remain in that position until the 
tide was full, which was early the next morning, when the steamer 
floated clear and was run up to the dock and the regiment went 
ashore and marched about five miles to the Seabrook plantation and 
rested imtil noon ; then marched four miles farther, crossing to 
Johns Island on a temporary bridge, and bivouacked for the night at 
a place called Parker's. 



52 Fifty-Sixth Rci^'t, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



We fcjrnied part of General J. P. Hatch's division, consisting of 
CiCTieral Saxton's and Colonel Davis" brigades, in all, about 3,000 
men. 

On Monday, July 4th, our divi'^ion marched, with frequent rests, 
until noon, and halted on Dr. Mathew's plantation near the Kiawah 
River. This short march was probably the most trying and severe 
one we had during the war. It appeared to be the hottest day we 
ever experienced, and many were sunstruck, and several died from 
the efifects of the extreme heat. The road was a bed of soft, hot 
sand and the busilies and trees on both sides were close to the sides 
of the road and ver}- high, thus completely shutting out any breeze 
that might be blowing. During the afternoon and evening heavy 
thunder showers deluged the men and saturated the ground thor- 
oughly, on which we were obliged to sleep. 

About four o'clock the next morning we started on our march 
and continued until noon and halted about seven miles from Charles- 
ton and remained until tliree o'clock in the afternoon, when word 
reached us that rebel cavalry were in our rear, killing stragglers, 
whereui>on we were ordered back to our starting place. 

On this return march, near the intersection of two roads, alx)ut 
two miles from the Matthew's plantation, we saw the bodies of two 
dead colored soldiers, who had been killed, stripped of their cloth- 
ing and mutilated by rebel guerrillas, as was supposed, and one of 
the dead bodies thrown across the other. 

The sight of their dead comrades greatly incensed the colored 
soldiers who accompanied the expedition. Some half mile or so 
from that place the order was given to open ranks for cavalry, and 
the colored regiment ahead of us together with our regiment opened 
ranks on each side of the road, facing inward. Two mounted aids of 
our troops were seen coming down the road and were recognized by 
us, but the colored soldiers, in their excitement, opened fire, which 
continued down the entire line, and the captain and his companion 
rode the gauntlet through that entire regiment under fire from 
each side of all the men. and escaped without a scratch to man or 
horse. 

That night we bivouacked on the Matthew's plantation, in the 
formation of three sides of a square, around the mansion, which was 
occupied by some of the generals and their staff officers. During the 
night we were awakened by firing on the picket line, and for a short 
time much excitement, confusion and anxiety prevailed, which was 



Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. J'ol. Infantry. 53 

quickly dispelled when a surgeon of one of the colored regiments 
reached headquarters from the front. 

He was on his way to rejoin his regiment, and when he reached 
the picket post and was challenged, instead of answering. " United 
States, friend with the countersign," which was the order for that 
night, he gave the answer, " Friend with the countersign," when, in 
accordance with instructions, the whole force of the picket post fired 
at him without, however, hitting either him or his horse. Thinking 
that he had run upon some guerrillas, and being too close to turn 
about and run away, he put spurs to his horse and charged through 
the picket line and kept on past the other posts, each one of which 
fired at him and kept firing until he reachetl headquarters, without 
having been any of the time in any real danger, as the pickets were 
all colored men, who were still fearfully worked up and laboring un- 
der great excitement over the sight of their murdered, stripped, 
mutilated and unburied comrades. 

The next day about eight a. m. the regiment started toward the 
front again and went to within about one mile of the place we had 
turned back from the day previous, where we remained all night in 
line, without removing our equipments. In the afternoon we were 
ordered forward about one and a half miles to a place called the 
Huts, where we were stationed by the side of the road in the woods 
near a cleared field, about 200 yards across. 

Here a regiment passed us, formed line of battle just in the edge 
of the timber, and charged out over the field. It was a new regi- 
ment and had never before been under infantry fire. The day was 
very warm, and the field was covered with running blackberry vines, 
which made difficult traveling. As soon as their line emerged from 
the woods the rebels qxMied a heavy fire of artillery and infantry, 
under which, when about half way across the field, they lost their 
formation and halted to correct their line. While doing this their 
colonel was disabled and they came back, bringing him with them. 

The right of our regiment took possession of the rifle pits along 
the brook, which earthworks had been occupied by other troops, and 
remained there all night, about two hundred yards from the edge of 
the field, and the left of the regiment went back a short distance and 
remained until the next morning, when it rejoined the right, form- 
ing across the road. Companies B, C and D were placed on the 
picket line in the edge of the woods, overlooking the field behind a 
bank of earth which liad been thrown up and a post and rail fence 



54 Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



built upon it. The rebel picket line was on the other side of this field 
behind a similar bank. No demonstration by either side was made, 
and at about 8 o'clock p. m. the companies of our regiment were re- 
lieved and came back over the bridge and joined the balance of the 
regiment in the rifle pit, which extended from the swamp on our 
left, along the brook east of the road, and turned slightly southeast 
up a slope to within sight of the salt marsh on our right. The open- 
ing at the road by the bridge was 'occupied by two brass twelve- 
pounder field pieces, at the left of the rifle pit, which was only long 
enough to accommodate ten companies, and Company C, being the 
left company, was stationed in the rear of the battery, in which posi- 
tion we remained all night. 

The next morning, July qth, 1864, just after daylight, the rebels 
attacked our line in force, intending to surprise us in the heavy fog, 
which hung close to the ground. The pickets first saw their legs, 
their bodies being indistinguishable in the dense fog, but heard no 
noise whatever, so silently had they advanced. The pickets belong- 
ed to the 144th New York, 157th New York, and 104th Penna. 
regiments, and were veterans, who retired slowly, firing rapidly, 
holding the enemy in check to some extent, but who followed close- 
ly ; giving us ample time to perfect our formation and get ready to 
receive them. When the pickets reached our line, so we could open 
fire, the rebels were not more than 100 yards from us. When they 
received a volley from the whole line and the battery gave them 
doses of grape and canister in quick succession and at short range, 
they broke in confusion and fell back to reform for another charge. 
While they were reforming we could plainly hear the orders of their 
ofificers. Company C was placed on the right of the regiment, on 
the rise of ground, to extend the line, and a two-gun battery posted 
just behind them on somewhat more elevated ground. When the 
rebels made their next charge, with their rebel yell, we concluded 
from the sound that they were school children and weak old men 
they were sending against us. They were met on their second 
charge with a withering and enfilading fire that checked them some 
distance further away than at first and they fell back and formed 
again. A third time they came, but not so resolutely, or with so 
terrifying a yell as before, and were met with the discharges of the 
battery on our right, which had changed its position, and again with 
an enfilading fire that in connection with the batter)- on the road and 



Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 55 

the awful fire from the rifles, completely demoralized them and they 
returned to their works and troubled us no more. 

We remained in the rifle pit and held that line without molesta- 
tion until noon, when we were relieved by the 9th Maryland colored 
troops, and marched back to the edge of the woods, about a quar- 
ter of a mile in the rear of the battery stationed at the bridge, where 
we remained until after dark, when the troops began to move toward 
Legareville, on the Stono River. After all had gone except the regi- 
ment in the rifle pits, the 9th Maryland, we followed in the intense 
darkness, making no noise, until within about a mile of Legareville, 
when we halted and allowed that regiment to pass us. We then 
established a picket line around three sides of a cleared field, border- 
ing on a salt marsh, with a tide water stream through its center. 
The rebels followed the 9th Maryland and soon after midnight came 
up to our picket post on the road ; but as soon as they discovered us 
they halted, established a picket line without firing and awaited our 
further pleasure, the two picket lines not more than fifty yards apart, 
as we discovered at daylight. 

The next morning, Sunday the loth, at daylight, our pickets were 
withdrawn to the marsh by the bridge, which the engineer corps had 
built, and the rebel pickets occupied our vacated line, but gave us no 
trouble whatever. 

During the forenoon we marched over the bridge and Company 
C was detailed to form a deployed line on each side of the end of 
the same, to protect the engineers in taking up the bridge, which 
was done, they piling the planks and timbers and burning them, the 
rebels in the meantime calmly looking on without any attempt at 
prevention. The regiment in the meantime had marched to Legare- 
ville, where Company C rejoined it after the destruction of the 
bridge. About eleven o'clock a. m. of that day the regiment went 
aboard the steamer Wyoming, to the music of a couple of mortar 
schooners, who were sending an occasional shell into the woods to 
amuse the rebels. As soon as all were on board, the steamer pulled 
out and sailed down the Stono River, out to sea and up past Hilton 
Head for Beaufort, which was reached about eleven o'clock that 
night, and we marched up to our old camp among the oaks, and the 
Johns Island expedition was a matter of history. And ours was again 
the honor of fighting in the front and of helping to repel the enem}-, 
of covering the retreat and of safely guarding and covering the em- 
barkation of the troops. 



56 Fifty-Sixth Rcgt, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 

This was o»ie of the most exciting expeditions or scouts we were 
ever engaged in, and probably the most perilous. Our force was 
snoall and many of our men for the first time under fire, and the col- 
ored troops an unknown and untried quantity, and being far from 
supports or reinforcements, made it a perilous undertaking, of which 
we had a full realization. We however successfully accomplished 
the object of the expedition and returned to Beaufort, where we re- 
mained until September 3, when we moved our camp to Morris 
Island, and assisted in the siege of Charleston. 

During the remainder of July and the month of August the weath- 
er was extremely hot and life in camp was disagreeable in conse- 
quence. But little drilling was done and nothing to break the mo- 
notony of the usual routine of camp duty until July 30th, when five 
of the companies went on picket some 9 miles away, on the northern 
side of the island, along the river from Broad River to the brick- 
yard, with the reserve on the shell road about half a mile from the 
ferry. On the second day of August the other six companies were 
sent out to the picket line and the whole regiment remained on that 
duty until ordered in to camp on the first day of September to get 
ready to go to Morris Island. 

During our tour on the picket line many of the men who did not 
re-enlist or veteranize, were discharged by reason of expiration of 
term of service, and went to Hilton Head, where they were furnish- 
ed transportation to New York City. 



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CHAPTER VIII. 

Bid Good-ibye to Old Beaufort — Journey to Morris Island — 'Camp on Morris 
Island — Experience in Camp beyond adequate description — Under Fire 
from Rebel Batteries all the Time — Much Disease and Many Deaths — 
Regiment Speedily Reduced in Numibers — Regiment Recruited — ^Order to 
Make Demonstration in Aid of General Sherman. 

On Friday, Septenil^er 2, rations were issued to the men, tents 
and all camp equipage, including tent floors, stockades, lumber, and 
everything the men desired to take along to make themselves com- 
fortable in camp on Morris Island, were packed, and the whole of 
the next day was consumed in carting the immense amount of ma- 
terials to the dock and loading it on the old ferry boat, John Adams. 
About five o'clock in the afternoon the regiment marched down 
through the city to the dock and aboard the vessel, and bid good-bye 
to old Beaufort, where so many pleasant days had been spent and of 
which we retain so many pleasant and agreeable recollections. 

About nine o'clock we were under way, moving down the bay to 
Hilton Head, out to sea, bound for our new base of operations. 
Daylight found us in Stono Inlet, at the south end of Folly Island ; 
moving up Folly River. We reached the dock at Pawnee Landing, 
in the rear of Folly Island, about eight o'clock a. m., and after mak- 
ing fast, the work of unloading was at once commenced. The goods 
were put on a flat boat and towed by a light draft steamer on the in- 
side route up Folly River, past the rebel fortifications at Secession- 
ville to Light House Creek and down that creek to the dock on Mor- 
ris Island. The waters of that route being very shallow would al- 
low the passage of only vessels of very light draught. After the 
flatboat was loaded, Company D was detailed to accompany it, three 
companies were left to finish unloading the steamer and the balance 
of the regiment went on the steamer Charles Houghton, by the out- 
side route, to the landing on Morris Island, and marched to the 
camp. The entire day was consumed in getting all the camp equi- 
page and luggage and commissary stores to camp and the camp es- 
tablished, ready for occupancy. The location of the camp was 
about one hundred yards from the southwest side of Fort Shaw and 



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about three-fourths of a mile from the south end of Morris Island. 
From our camp we had a fair view of Fort Sumter and we could see 
every shot that struck it that was thrown from our batteries, which 
kept up a continuous firing night and day. 

Our experience on that island was simply beyond adequate de- 
scription. There was not a spear of grass or any living thing in the 
way of vegetation on the whole island, which was covered with 
shifting sand that drifted in heaps and ridges like snow, filled our 
eyes, hair, ears and clothing, and was a source of much discomfort 
and danger. Our fatigue duty was in itself something awful, 
and we were under fire from the rebel batteries all the time, 
night and day. The heat was terrible ; during the day the blaz- 
ing sun poured down it burning rays, heating the sand, which 
reflected the heat, and at night the fog and mist from the sea, bay 
and swamps would wet us as thoroughly as a drenching rain. We 
shoveled sand, carried sand bags to repair the works, while the 
mortar shells from Fort Moultree and Battery Bee and the shot and 
shell from Jort Johnson, were screeching and bursting overhead and 
in and around the works. We had, however, the grim satisfaction 
of seeing our shells going into and bursting in the City of Charles- 
ton, whose spires we had been so long watching. 

Water for drinking and cooking was obtained by digging wells in 
the sand, and was about on a level with tide water, was brackish and 
after a time became contaminated from the drainage of the camps. It 
was the worst and most dangerous water we ever found or used. 
It was the direct source of much disease and many deaths. The ra- 
tions, with the exception of bread, which was baked on Folly Island 
and furnished to us fresh every day, were the regulation army fare. 
But few vegetables were furnished us at first, and many of the men 
became aflfected with scurvy ; then more vegetables were supplied. 

The regiment speedily became reduced in numbers until barely 
6cx) men were fit for duty and fully one half that number were de- 
tailed each day and night for fatigue duty, so that each man was on 
duty every other day and night in unloading siege guns and ammu- 
nition and transporting them some three miles across the sand to 
the batteries at Cummings Point playing on Fort Sumter ; also in 
unloading quartermaster and commissary stores and removing burst 
and damaged guns from tlie batteries to the dock and loading them 
on vessels. 



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During- our stay on this island recruiting for our regiment was 
being diligently pursued and new recruits frequently joined us. 
On October 12th one hundred and twenty-two came to us, but the 
number of effective men for duty remained about the same, as the 
old men were being disabled daily in large numbers. 

During the month of October, while the days were extremel>- 
warm, the nights were very cold, and being without fuel, caused 
much suffering. 

Late in November, 1864, orders came directing General Foster, 
who was in command of the Department of the South, to make a 
demonstration in aid of General Sherman, who was expected to 
shortly appear near Pocotaligo. and to seize the Charleston and 
Savannah railroad and destroy it near Grahamsville if possible. 
Brigadier General John P. Hatch, with a division of about 5,500 men, 
was designated for that purpose. 



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CHAPTER IX. 

Left Morris Island When Dark via Steamer — Aground in Broad River — Ar- 
rival at Boyd's Point — ^March Toward Honey Hill — Opened on by Rebel 
Battery — ^ Several Killed and Wounded — Fierce and Bloody Battle — ^Regi- 
ment Loses 50 Killed and Wounded — Failed to Dislodge Enemy — Troops 
Fell Back — ^Capture of Cattle and Sheep — Seized Position Under Heavy 
Fire — 'Attacked by Enemy — Fierce and Bloody Struggle — Rebels Re- 
pulsed — ^Capture the Battle Colors of 5th Georgia Regiment—Col. Van 
Wyck Arrives from the North — Packages Received from Home — Slash- 
ing Through Woods — Savannah Captured — Advance in Woods to Ascer- 
tain Enemy's Strength — Captain Cox Shot — ^Shelled by Enemy's Battery, 
but Shells do not Explode — Destruction of Charleston and Savannah 
Railroad — Take Possession of Fort Coosavvhatchie — Successful Foraging 
Expedition— Visit from Gen. Wm. T. Sherman and Gen. O. O. Howard 
— 'Col. Van Wyck Assumes Command of a Brigade — Captain Calkins 
Presented with Watch — Description of Pocataligo — 'Cross the Combahee 
River — ^Cross South Edisto River — Enter Charleston — ^Account of Awful 
Havoc done in that City — Pursuit of Hardee's Forces — ^Taken to Mount 
Pleasant — Five Companies Sent to Georgetown, S. C. — " Kingsville Ex- 
pedition." 

On November 26th, orders having been received to get ready to 
leave in the evening, the day was spent in packing up — all the com- 
panies were in marching order except Company D, which was to re- 
main in charge of the camp, as the tents were left and much of the 
regimental property. About seven o'clock that evening, when quite 
dark, the regiment, under command of Col. Tyler, marched to the 
landing on Light House Inlet, and across some flat boats or scows, 
which formed an extension to the dock, on to the steamer Neptune. 
While marching aboard one of the officers fell overboard into the 
water, 'but was fished out, none the worse for his involuntary bath, 
which caused some delay. After it became as dark as it would be 
we were taken across the inlet and landed on the north end of Folly 
Island, and marched about half way down the east shore on the sand 
close to the sea, thus preventing the movement from being seen by 
the enemy from their signal tower at Secessionville. We bivouack- 
ed under the cover of a heavy pine woods that night and remained at 



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that place until the next evening, Sunday the 27th. when, after dark, 
the regiment went aboard the steamer CosmopoHtan and sailed away 
about eight o'clock p. m. We reached Hilton Head Harbor and 
anchored that night, where we remained until the next afternoon, 
when the steamer went to the dock and the 144th Regt. N. Y. I. 
Vols, came aboard, and we steamed out into the harbor and again 
anchored. Here we remained until next morning at daylight, when 
we steamed up Broad River and had not proceeded far when the 
steamer ran aground, stuck hard and fast, with the tide running out. 
Another boat came alongside, which we boarded and early in the 
afternoon arrived at Boyd's Point, but were unable to go ashore, as 
the engineer corps had not yet arrived, they having gone astray in 
the fog. They finally arrived with the material for docking and im- 
mediatelv set to work and about four p. m. had the dock so far pro- 
gressed that our brigade was able to go ashore. We moved out on 
the road some distance and returned to the landing early in the 
evening and bivouacked that night. 

The next morning, November 30, the brigade, under command 
of General Potter, marched out on the Grahamsville road toward 
Honey Hill, and when quite near the hill, marching in column of 
fours, without any warning shots from skirmishers or any other 
source, a rebel battery opened on us and sent a shell into our regi- 
ment, killing and wounding several of the men. Somebody blunder- 
ed in having our regiment too close to the skinnish line, if there was 
one. The regiment immediately went into line of battle and a fierce 
and bloody battle was fought by our division ; our regiment losing 
50 in killed and wounded and the division 746 in killed, wounded and 
missing. 

Our division fought bravely and well, but failed to dislodge the 
enemy. The troops fell back in good order, the enemy not follow- 
ing, to an old church, where we bivouacked that night. The next 
morning we marched out into an open field, found the enemy had 
quite a skirmish line, but drove them back and captured some cattle 
and sheep, which were very aceptable, our rations being quite scanty. 
We halted when some three miles from the landing and threw up 
breast works by digging a rifle pit, and also constructed breast works 
for our light artillery. The next day we lay quiet, behind our works, 
while the enemy shelled us and our batteries replied. There was 
also some firing on the picket line and the rebels retired. 



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The next day, December 3d. a detail under command of an ofificer 
was sent out to locate the position of the enemy ; when they return- 
ed thev brought in some sheep and cattle for our rep^iment. The 
next da}' our brigade marched out to near Coosawhatchie bridge 
with two pieces of artillery and had quite a lively skirmish with the 
rebels and returned to our old camp. On the following day artillery 
and skirmish fire was kept up to prevent the enemy from fortifying 
until noon, when we were ordered to advance, and we mirched out 
about four miles and found the rebels well entrenched, when we re- 
turned. 

On December 6th. our regiment went aboard the steamer Enoch 
Dean, sailed up Broad River and landed at Deveaux Neck about 
noon, where the rebels at once were engaged. Our brigade ad- 
vanced under a heavy fire and seized a position about one mile from 
the landing after a severe fight, in which we lost many in killed and 
wounded, many of whom were new recruits. 

That night we bivouacked in the woods and the next day the 
rebels attacked us with a large force and with great desperation. 
After a long, tierce, bloody struggle, in which each man fired the 
sixty rounds he took with him into the fight, and 3,000 more had 
been issued to the men and used principally by the right wing of our 
regiment, commanded by Captain ^lilton, the enemy was hand- 
somely repulsed. Captain Milton was complimented on the field by 
Col. Tyler, for the gallant conduct of himself and the men under his 
command. 

The enemy retreated, we following slowly and cautiously, with 
a heavy line of skirmishers well to the front, until the 9th, when 
their line was developed and we attacked them with determination 
and fought till noon, meeting with stubborn resistance, but continued 
to drive them slowly into their earthworks across the railroad. Our 
regiment encountered the 5th Georgia Regiment in this engagement, 
drove them from their position, captured their battle flag, or colors, 
and thereby earned the everlasting respect of the brave boys of that 
organization, but with a loss to our regiment of 24 killed and wound- 
ed. 

In this engagement Col. William Silliman, of Cornwall. N. Y., 
was mortally wounded wliile leading his regiment, the 26th U. S. 
Colored Troops, in which there were many colored men from 
Orange County, who were all good soldiers. 



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Our batteries were brought up, earthworks hastily constructed 
for them, which we also occupied, and remained there that night and 
the next day. the loth. During the day a number of rebel deserters 
came into our lines from the front, saying that they were tired of 
fighting, sick of the war. had lost all hope of success and that with 
them the war was over. 

The next day, the nth. our division fell back some 500 or 600 
yards and established a new line, as the rebel artillery were making 
things a little too hot for our comfort, and the next day much shelling 
was indulged in hy both sides at the railroad ; our object being to 
drive them away from the railroad and theirs to hold it. During the 
I2th and 13th several express boxes came to our regiment from 
friends at home, and the boys had a good time, notwithstanding the 
shot and shell falling in and a'bout the camp. On December 14th, 
late in the afternoon, heavy firing was heard in the direction of Sa- 
vannah, giving us notice that Sherman had arrived at that place. 
Our camp was thirty-six miles north of that place, forty-four miles 
by the wagon road, and by the same road seventy miles from 
Charleston. The next day. the 15th. Col. Van Wyck arrived from 
the north with a large number of boxes and a lot of tobacco. 

During the day, observing a train of cars approaching, the guns 
of the battery were turned on it and several shells sent toward it. 
when it at once went back. The i8th. firing was kept up on both 
sides. In the evening some new recruits for our regiment joined 
us. Their introduction to the regiment and entering on their duties 
under fire was something unusual and was considerable of a shock 
and surprise to them, but they soon became accustomed to it all and 
proved themselves good soldiers and equal to the occasion. With 
them came a lot of express boxes from friends at home for some of 
the boys, which were received with great rejoicing. 

While we occupied this line we moved out two times to feel of 
the enemy and see if they were still in our front, and each time we 
found them in force and they made it so lively for us that we were 
very glad to return to our rifle pits. 

On the 19th an advance was made by our regiment and other 
troops, including the Naval Brigade, to cover the pioneers or axe- 
men, who were ordered to make a slashing through the woods in 
front of the batteries so their guns could have a direct fire on Fort 
Coosawhatchie, which was sucsessfully accomplished, really under 
the cover of the woods, as the axemen began chopping at the edge of 



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the wood next to the enemy, cutting- each tree nearly off, clear 
through to the edge next our line, making a strip about one-half mile 
long by a'bout one hundred yards in width. Then the trees next to 
our line were felled against those partially severed, and they being 
jammed down against the others and they against those in their 
front, the jamming went on clear through the wood, and left a clear, 
open, straight swath of trees, leaving the fort in plain sight and an 
open road for our artillery to practice on Fort Coosawhatchie. 

On the 22nd, we observed large numbers of rebels appearing, and 
at intervals saw them on the railroad track on our front, moving 
north, which indicated that Savannah was taken and that they were 
fleeing from the wrath to come. On the 23d we received orders to 
draw and cook three days' rations, and to get ready for a forward 
movement. In the afternoon it was reported that Savannah was 
captured, which was received joyfully, and that General Sherman 
had occupied the city, and further orders were given for us to get 
under arms and in line before daylight, as Hardee's troops might 
turn in and surprise us. We remained in readiness, so long as any 
troops were moving along our front, but they did not appear dis- 
posed to attack us, and we were satisfied and willing to have them 
go on out of our way. All the horses belonging to the officers and 
wagons were sent to the landing and trees partly cut ofif so the road 
could be speedily obstructed if found expedient or necessary. 

The following week was one of continued watchfulness, expecta- 
tion and anxiety. We expected an attack in force at any moment, 
night or day. We anticipated that the rebel troops leaving Savan- 
nah, moving north, would turn from their course in on us and at- 
tack us. But we were pretty well fortified, with a line of rifle pits 
extending clear across the neck from the Tilifinney River swamp on 
our right to the Coosawhatchie River swamp on our left ; besides, we 
had the field batteries and a battery in an earthwork at the left, which 
was about 400 hundred yards from the railroad. We were continu- 
ally on the alert and the least noise or stir would create intense ex- 
citement, but no confusion ; every officer and man knew his place 
and his duty and paid strict attention to business. About every 
night as soon as it became dark the re'bels woukl try to push cars 
past our position, using man instead of steam power, but our men 
were on the alert and would detect the slightest sound. When such 
movements were observed and reported all our batteries would open 
on the spot located by the sound, which had the effect of driving 



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them back, and it is believed that none were allowed to pass our posi- 
tion. All the troops at the batteries and in the rifle pits were in line 
every morning- before daylight, in readiness for the expected day- 
light attack, but to our great relief it never came. The rebels seem- 
ed satisfied to keep us where we were. 

This was the situation until the 29th, when, since things had 
been so unusually quiet for so long, it was thought that perhaps there 
might be only a few of the enemy in our front, and in the afternoon 
of that day^ Col. Tyler was put in command of a force consisting of 
the I27tli New York, 25th Ohio and our regiment, with orders to 
advance into the woods on our left and feel of the enemy, ascertain 
if possible, his position and strength without 'bringing on a general 
engagement. A skirmish line was put out with Captain Cox in com- 
mand. The enemy was soon found in the woods and their picket 
line put up a determined and deadly struggle for the continued pos- 
session of the woods, which hid their position from our forces. 
They refused for some time to abandon their picket line, but our re- 
serves coming up, they slowly fell back and we followed until we 
ascertained their position and strength, which being the object of 
the movement, we returned to our camps with a loss of seventeen 
killed and wounded. Captain Cox received a bullet in his shoulder, 
making a painful and serious wound. The enemy were so strongly 
entrenched and numerous that our forces were content to leave then'i 
in their position and await events. 

On December 21st, General Foster received the news of Sher- 
man's capture of Savannah, when he proceeded at once to Ogeeche 
to meet him. General Sherman directed him to hold his' position on 
the railroad until General Hardee's forces had passed, which was 
successfully done, but with much shelling on both sides by the bat- 
teries, especially during the night: otherwise the situation" remained 
about the same until the 7th of January. 1865, when a rifled, gun of 
the enemy, far to our left, began shelling our position furiou'^sly all 
day and through that night, the shells falling in our camps, but 
strange to relate, there were no casualties. The next day being Sun- 
day, they rested from their labors and consequently gave us a rest, 
but on the following day they resumed their practice with as little 
success. 

For nearly a week this gun made it very uninteresting for us. 

both night and day. The soil at our camp was so sandv and soft 

•that not more than one-half of the percussion shells burst ; a few of 



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them struck beyond our Hue, but nearly all struck inside our regi- 
mental camp and not a man was injured by them. During the week 
from the 7th to the iSth, Hardee's troops were passing our front, and 
many deserters came into our line, being convinced that the war was 
virtually over. The iith the rebels ran a battery out in the open on 
the other side of the Tillafinny River, and opened a raking fire 
on the troops in our second line, which caused considerable 
apprehension, as we were now certain that the long expected attack 
from Hardee's forces was about to be made. But it took only a 
very few minutes for our batteries to put them out of business and 
send them back into the woods under cover, and they gave us no 
more trouble. 

On Saturday, the 14th, it was reported that the rebels were 
throwing up intrenchments in our front ; but the report could not be 
verified, as nothing could be seen of them at work. 

The next day. Sunday the 15th, about eight o'clock in the fore- 
noon, it was discovered that the rebels had left and that our front 
was uncovered, and our line was pushed out over and beyond the 
Charleston and Savannah Railroad track, and the work of destroy- 
ing the road at once began by upsetting the track, piling the ties in 
heaps, placing the rails on top and firing the heaps. When the rails 
were red hot in the middle they were twisted and bent around trees 
and telegraph poles, thus effectually destroying them for future use. 
This day, the 15th. our regiment took possession of Fort Coosaw- 
hatchie. This was an earthwork located on the west bank of the 
Coosawhatchie River. The Charleston and Savannah Railroad pass- 
ed through its center from north to south, and the wagon road to 
Gillisonville ran through from east to west. It was one of the forts 
located and constructed by General Robert E. Lee during the first 
year of the war. before he was ordered to Virginia. The embras- 
ures were so constructed that most of its fire could be concentrated 
on the railroad and wagon bridges over the Coosawhatchie River. 

We fixed up quarters as best we could and remained in the fort 
that night. The next day. the i6th. we resumed operations on the 
railroad track at the Coosawhatchie River and below, toward Savan- 
nah, and some of the boys went out on a scout and captured some 
contraband of war. Some of General Howard's cavalry troops pass- 
ed through our lines in the morning, being the first of General Sher- 
man's troops we had seen. They told us that quite a force of 



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Blair's 17th Corps were at Pocataligo bridge, some seven or eight 
miles to the north of our position. 

The next day, the 17th, a foraging squad was sent out and came 
back well loaded with eatables, and the next day, the i8th, another 
foraging party was sent out and brought in, among other things, 
1. 000 plugs of chewing tobacco, 10 head of beef cattle, a few hogs, 
and a number of chickens. The next day was also devoted to forag- 
ing, and some horses, cattle and chickens were 'brought in for the 
benefit of the members of the regiment. These foraging expedi- 
tions were kept up daily, as our rations were exceedingly meagre, 
and as we were ostensibly a part of General Sherman's forces, we 
fell right in with his style of warfare and made up all deficiencies in 
our bill of fare from the products of the country in our vicinity, the 
boys bringing in horses, mules, wagons, hogs, beef cattle, sweet po- 
tatoes, etc., so that we had plenty to eat. 

On Monday, the 23d, we burned the railroad bridge, preparatory 
to marching toward Charleston ; but for some reason did not start as 
expected. 

On the 27th, General Wm. T. Sherman and General O. O. How- 
ard, with one orderly, visited us in the fort during the afternoon. 
General Sherman seemed to be in good humor, was pleasant, talked 
freely, and told us he would not keep us there many days. General 
J. P. Hatch, our division commander, ordered our brigade, except 
our regiment, to start early on the morning of the 29th for a point 
near Pocataligo. He also issued an order, dated January 23, 1865, 
detailing Col. C. H. Van Wyck to the command df the ist brigade of 
our division, relieving General Potter. Col. Van Wyck assumed 
command and continued in command of a brigade or division of a de- 
partment thereafter until the close of the war. 

Our regiment remained encamped in Fort Coosawhatchie, and 
tlie balance of the brigade left us on the 29th to take the place of 
General Sherman's forces at Pocataligo, they moving off toward 
the northwest on the 3Tst. On the same day a party of foragers 
from our regiment had a sharp fight with a force of rebels near a 
place called Robinsonville, and were in rather a precarious situation, 
when some of General Sherman's men put in an appearance and 
helped drive the rebels away. 

On the 30th the necessity for foraging ceased, as provisions ar- 
rived and we drew eleven days rations, and confined ourselves to 
our camp, keeping a good lookout for scouting rebels and speculat- 



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ing how long it would be before we could occupy the City of Charles- 
ton. We arrived at the conclusion that we were going into that 
city shortly, and so four of the band boys were dispatched to Morris 
Island to get the band instruments, so we could march into that long 
sought stronghold in proper style. 

On the 2nd day of February we observed a party consisting of 
twelve rebels in our front, and two parties were sent out to surround 
and capture them ; but when we had them surrounded, as we sup- 
posed, and closed in and around where they were supposed to be, 
we found them missing. Nothing of interest occurred until the 
13th, when the boys of company C presented a gold watch to Cap- 
tain Wm. T. Calkins, as a token of their regard and esteem, he hav- 
ing but lately returned from the north, where he had been on a sick 
leave since August, 1864. His health being too poor for him to con- 
tinue in the service he returned to tender his resignation and settle 
up his accounts. 

On the i6th the regiment marched out of Fort Coosawhatchie, 
which we had held so long and in which we had many varied exper- 
iences with rain storms, hard labor, short rations, gray backs, 
contrabands, camp and picket duty, skirmishes, sleeping on the 
ground and other things too numerous to mention, and reached 
Pocataligo, where we bivouacked during the night a short distance 
from and just north of the fort at that place. The name of the place 
was acquired in an unusual and peculiar manner. ^Many years ago, 
before there were any houses there, a darkey was driving a mule and 
cart, when, at that particular spot the mule stopped and refused to 
budge an inch. All the whipping, pounding, punching, threatening, 
coaxing and swearing which were applied to him failed to induce him 
to change position. As is usual in such case, several darkies had 
gathered around, each one with a suggestion. Finally one old darkey 
said, " poke he tail, he go." The driver followed the suggestion and 
the mule at once moved off and resumed his journey. The place 
was for a long time pointed out and spoken of as the place where 
the mule responded to the action of " poke he tail," and finally as the 
place grew to proportions large enough to entitle it to a name, the 
name Poco-tal-igo was given, which it has ever since retained. 

On the 17th the regiment resumed the march, which was con- 
tinued throughout the day. Near sundow^n we reached Combahee 
Ferry, on the Combahee River, which we crossed and went into 
camp on the high ground beyond. 



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The next day the regiment marched some eleven miles to the 
Ashepoo River and bivouacked that night. On the 19th we marched 
to the South Edisto River to near a place called Jacksonboro, where 
we camped that night, and a detail of the regiment worked at repair- 
ing the bridge. At this place it was reported that the City of Charles- 
ton was taken and occupied by the Union forces. We continued 
working on the bridge during the next day, Monday the 20th, and 
on the 2 1st marched across the river and some 12 miles beyond. 
The next day we marched about seven miles and reached Stono 
River, where we remained over Sunday at a place called Loundes 
plantation, about ten miles from where we crossed the Ashley River 
into Charleston. 

During the march from Fort Coosawhatchie to Charleston, our 
progress was very slow. Our rations were nearly gone and forag- 
ing parties were sent out for supplies of meat and potatoes ; frequent 
stops were made for rest, and scouts were out on our left and at the 
front. There seemed to be no need of being in a hurry and we 
marched very slowly. The roads were very bad ; the frequent rains 
making them quite muddy and so much travel over them in that con- 
dition made them nearly impassable. During the entire march we 
had no tents, they having been left on Morris Island, and we were 
compelled to sleep each night with only a blanket for bed and cover. 

But all things have an ending, and on the afternoon of the 28th 
of February, 1865, we reached the Ashley River, across which lay 
the City of Charleston, our long wished for goal, which had been 
evacuated. We crossed on the ferry, it being foggy, and it was quite 
dark before all were over, and the line formed, when we march- 
ed through the city to the South Carolina Railroad Depot, near 
the upper end of the town, in which we slept that night under 
cover. The next day we found ourselves in a blackened and 
scarred city, with evidences of destruction and ruin on every 
hand. The depot of the Northwestern Railroad had been blown 
up and was an utter ruin, entirely consumed by fire, and the 
adjoining buildings, covering four squares, bounded by Chapel, Alex- 
ander and Washington Streets, were consumed before the fire had 
been extinguished. General Hardee, on evacuating the city, had 
ordered that every building, warehouse or shed stored with cotton, 
be fired by a guard detailed for that purpose. The western side 
of the city was virtually destroyed, all the public property in the 
city had been destroyed, all the cotton warehouses, arsenals, quarter- 



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master's stores, railroad bridges, two iron-clads and some vessels in 
the ship yard. 

Horace Greeley, in his "American Conflict, says : "A Yankee cor- 
respondent, who joined in the triumphal entry into Charleston, thus 
described the scene before his eyes. Not a building for blocks here 
that is exempt from the marks of shot and shell. All have suffered 
more or less. Here is a fine brown-stone bank building, vacant and 
deserted, with great, gaping holes in the sides and roof, through 
which the sun shines and the rain pours ; windows and sashes blown 
out by exploding shell within ; plastering knocked down, counters 
torn up ; floors crushed in, and fragments of Mosaic pavement, brok- 
en and crushed, lying around on the floor, mingled with bits of statu- 
ary, stained glass and broken parts of chandeliers. Ruin within 
and without. The churches, St. Michaels and St. Philips have not 
escaped the storms of our projectiles. Their roofs are perforated, 
their walls wounded, their pillars demolished, and within the pews 
filled with plastering. From Bay Street, studded with batteries, to 
Calhoun Street, our shells have carried destruction and desolation 
and often death with them." 

There was a strip some two or three blocks wide, extending clear 
through the city from one river to the other, in utter ruin from the 
great fire of 1861, nothing remaining but remains of brick walls and 
chimneys. The city was utterly desolate and practically ruined ; 
comparatively few blocks were left unharmed in the lower districts. 
It was a practical illustration of the heroic defence and tenacious 
holding, of great sacrifices and suffering experienced by the enemy 
during the four years they had desperately resisted our occupation 
of their pet city, which had at last fallen into our possession, but only 
by the strategy of a march many miles away from it, planned by 
Generals Grant and Sherman. 

On the 1st day of March the regiment went on board a train of 
box cars and started out on the Northeastern Railroad in pursuit of 
General Hardee's forces, to delay them and if possible prevent them 
from joining General Johnson's army. 

The engine was a wood burner and frequently gave out for lack 
of fuel, when we would get off and go in search of rails and wood, 
load up the tender, and when steam was up again, proceed slowly, 
feeling the way, in fear of torn up rails or other obstruction, until 
the fuel gave out again, when the same performance would be re- 
peated. About midnight we were brought to a standstill by a burn- 



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ing trestle over Goose Creek, which was some i8 miles from Charles- 
ton. As the trestle was ruined beyond repair and we could proceed 
no farther by cars, we disembarked and bivouacked by the side of 
the creek until morning. Some time before noon we took up the 
Ime of march and toward evening reached the Mott plantation 
where we remained through the night of the 2d of March. The 
next day the regiment marched to a place called Monk's Corners 
and camped near the old church, in which some of the men slept dur- 
ing the night. 

During this last march to Monk's Corners, the road was over- 
flowed with water, so we were obliged to march on the railroad 
track a part of the day, which was very trying, as the ties were so 
close together as to make a step from one to another too short 
and to step from one over the next and onto the third was impossi- 
ble. 

The next day, March 4th, it rained all day and we marched in 
the deep mud on the road to Nelson's Ferry, on the Sautee River 
until noon, when we were ordered to return, not having seen or 
heard anything of any rebels. Early in the afternoon we reached 
Monk s Corners again and camped on the east side of the church 
and remained all night, during which time it rained hard without 
cessation. 

On March 5th we started in a northerly direction and soon 
reached the Santee Canal. We constructed a temporary bridge 
across the canal and continued our march north all day, but finding 
no signs of the enemy. Just before noon we arrived at a place call- 
ed Bonneau's Station, on the Northeastern Railroad. Continuino- 
our march we arrived early in the evening at St. Stephen's Station" 
VVe found no rebels, but they evidently had been gone but a short 
time, as a large quantity of resin and turpentine, which had been 
store<l at that place for shipment, was burning and was totally con- 
sumed. 

The next morning, March 6th, the onward march was resumed 
and on reaching the Santee River, the advance reported back thai 
the railroad bridge was destroyed and that the water was so high 
and the swamp so full of water that no crossing could be made So 
we were ordered to return. We marched back in a southeflv direc- 
tion on a highway leading to Strawberry ferry on the western 
branch of the Cooper River. We followed the highway to within 
about five or six miles of the river and then turned and marche.' 



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down and along the east side of the Cooper River to a place called 
Calais, near the mouth of the Wando River. Our rations had long 
ago given out and on the return march along the river we were 
obliged to forage for subsistence. 

On the 9th the ferry boat John Adams took us down the river 
and landed us in the City of Charleston, on the opposite side from 
where we first landed, where we remained until the nth. 

On this expedition we marched in all some ninety miles, with 
varied experiences in the swamps and mud and waters of South 
Carolina ; through a portion of the state that had not been foraged, 
so we did not lack for food, but had plenty, such as it was. The ex- 
pedition was composed of General Potter's entire division, consisting 
of two brigades. Colonel C. H. Van Wyck commanded the first 
brigade and Colonel Hartwell the second brigade. 

With all our hurrying, skirmishing, marching, wading and scout- 
ing we were at no time within shooting distance of the valiant sol- 
diers of General Hardee. They seemed to be in a great hurry, not 
to meet us, but to get somewhere out of sight and reach of the Yan- 
kees. 

On the morning of the nth we went aboard a boat fully in the 
belief that we were destined for another raid or expedition, but 
were agreeably surprised to find ourselves landed at Mount Pleas- 
ant, a beautiful little village on the northerly shore of Qiarleston 
harbor. This village is a short distance in the rear of Fort Moultrie 
and almost directly north from Fort Sumter, and is the only village 
of any importance on the harbor, and has a very beautiful and health- 
ly location. 

We were informed that we were to remain at that place to form 
a part of the garrison, and we felt that all our marching, fighting, 
hardships, expeditions and exposures were at last over ; that we 
were going to have an easy, delightful time during the remainder 
of our service, which we were sure would be of short duration, as 
we realized that the war was virtually over and that there would be 
no more fighting. Our thoughts began to turn homeward and we 
were hopeful of seeing the Northland, or God's country — which we 
had so long yearned for — in a short time, but we were doomed to 
disappointment. 

After a few days, orders were received for us to get ready to 
move and take everything with us. Preparations were accordingly 
made with all dispatch, with much speculation as to our destination. 



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But the order to move never came, and we were left undisturbed un- 
til the 17th, when a squad of the reg-iment was detailed to g-o to 
Morris Island for the baggage which had been left there. Two 
days were required to gather and transport it to our camp, and on 
the 19th all was safely brought over ; but the greater part of it was 
practically spoiled. The regiment remained in camp until the sec- 
ond day of April, when Special Order No. 68, Northern District 
Dept. of the South, was received, directing that five campanies of 
our regiment embark at once for Georgetown, S. C, and report to 
Brigadier General E. E. Potter. 

Major Eliphas Smith was given the command of the five com- 
panies. A, B, C, D and E, and embarked, reached Georgetown the 
same day, and found the 25th Ohio, the 35th U. S. C. Troops, the 
157th New York, a detachment of the 4th Mass. Cavalry, and a field 
battery at that place, under the command of General Potter. Com- 
panies A and E remained at that place as a part of the garrison ; Com- 
pany C was put on board of a transport loaded with rations, to guard 
them while going up the Santee River, and Campanies B and D were 
attached to and formed a part of the 157th regiment, under com- 
mand of Col. James C. Carmichael. and accompanied the expedition 
known as the " Kingsville Expedition." 



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CHAPTER X. 

Expedition to Kingsville — Encountered the Enemy — Rebels Slowly and Sul- 
lenly Retire — Heavy Rain Storm — ^Continuous Fighting Every Day — 
Stern, Earnest War— Sleep Under Difficulties— Enemy in Force — Capture 
of Guns at Dingle's Mill — The Fall of Petersburgh and Richmond Pro- 
claimed — Capture of Battery Flag by L. Coe Young — Plea from Col. 
Rhrett to Stop Advance — Advance Postponed — Gen. Potter's Orders No. 
3 — ^Salute Fired from Gtms Taken at Dingle's Mills in Honor of Vic- 
tories — Kingsville Reached — Plenty to Eat — Printing a Newspaper — ^Ex- 
tracts from the Paper. 

It was understood that General Sherman had sent orders to Gen- 
eral Gilmore, who was in command of the Department of the South, 
to send a force at once, lar^^e enoug^h to reach Kingsville, S. C.. and 
there to destroy all the contraband property found at that important 
place ; to send a sufficient force to destroy it all without fail if it cost 
500 men, as he had reha'ble information that a large amount of quar- 
termaster and commissary stores and ammunition, as well as large 
trains of cars and several locomotives had been run in that out of 
•the way place for safety, as it was otit of the route of Sherman's 
march. It was about 135 miles inland from Georgetown, on a 
branch railroad, which connected the Charleston and Wilming- 
ton road with the Charleston and Columbia road, and the rebels had 
run trains from Columbia and other points on General Sherman's 
route to that isolated place, until there were 25 locomotives and more 
than 200 cars closely packed together on the tracks and switches. 
The city itself compared quite favorably in size with many of the 
so called cities on the Peninsula in \^irginia, consisting of a small 
station building and few deserted dwellings and out houses. 

When the order was received directing that five companies be 
sent on the expedition and the companies were detailed, great was 
the delight of the boys of those companies at the prospect of another 
raid into the enemy's country. Rations were cooked and issued, 
clothing replenished, cartridge boxes filled, guns examined, letters 
written and mailed for home, blankets rolled to be carried over the 
shoulder, w'hich, with cartridge box, haversack and canteen, gun 
and bayonet, constituted each man's outfit. 



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After noon on the 2nd day of April, the five companies marchctl 
down to tlie dock at Mount Pleasant, loaded their supplies on the 
steamer and marched aboard and disposed themselves about the 
deck. Shortly after the boat steamed away, down Charleston Har- 
bor out to sea, bound for the City of Georgetown, which place was 
reached in the early evening of that day. 

The men remained on board until the next morning, when the 
companies disembarked on a rickety, rotten old wharf, that appeared 
as though it ought to have B. C. stamped on it. The paraphernalia 
of the companies were unloaded and two companies marched out 
into the suburbs of the city and joined Colonel Carmichael's regi- 
ment, as before stated. 

Each regiment was assigned its position in the column, the 
cavalry were sent out in advance, the bugle sounded " forward " and 
the long march for Kingsville was begun. A few miles out the 
cavalry encountered a force of the enemy, when the command was 
halted, a line of skirmishers thrown out and fighting began in earn- 
est and lasted all day, the enemy slowly and sullenly retiring, taking 
advantage of every advantageous position of shelter and holding the 
same until they were flanked by our forces and driven out. 

They threw every obstacle possible in our way to prevent our 
advance ; burning and destroying all the bridges, felling trees across 
the roads and throwing up hastily-constructed breast works ; but we 
advanced slowly, but continuously, the column advancing a short 
distance, then halting and waiting until the re'bels were driven from 
each position, until at length they were found in force in the edge 
of a wood across a swamp, which swamp was crossed by a cause- 
way. General Potter sent a large detachment to the right, which 
crossed the swamp and swung around on the enemy's left flank, 
when they retreated in great haste and in disorder. We crossed 
the swamp on the causeway and bivouacked for the night. Pickets 
were thrown well out to the front, guards placed around the camp, 
and after a supper of hardtack and coffee, we spread our blankets 
across or between the old cotton or corn rows and lay down for a 
night's rest on the bosom of old mother earth. During the night 
it rained, one of those showers peculiar to that climate. It not only 
rained, but it poured in such quantities that it filled the hollows be- 
tween the rows or ridges, and not only nearly drowned some of the 
boys, but wet all of us thoroughly, as well as our blankets. We man- 
aged, however, to keep our powder dry. 



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Further sleep being impossible, we stood around on the ridges 
until daylight, when the drying process began. Wringing our 
clothes and blankets, hanging them up on poles in the morning sun, 
and preparing for breakfast. When we had partaken of our break- 
fast, and cleaned our guns, our clothing and blankets being about 
dry, the column was again formed, the pickets were called in to re- 
join their respective companies, the camp guards relieved, skirmish- 
ers thrown forward and the column again slowly advanced, the 
skirmishers slowly forcing the enemy back, using the same tactics 
as before. The rebels would make a stand behind some natural ob- 
struction, such as a piece of woods, a stream, or swamp, or a fence 
built on an earthwork with ditches on each side, or a bend in the 
road, or behind buildings, until flanked out of their position, which 
was always done with a rush and a shout. They would then retire 
in confusion and disorder, and fall back to another position and hold 
that until forced out by another flank movement, cither to the left 
or the right. This is the history of each and every diy, with but 
little variation. We were either on the skirmish line, on the flank- 
ing party or plodding with the column along the hot and dusty 
road, or in the pouring rain, in momentary expectation of meeting 
with a large force of the enemy and having a heavy, pitched battle, 
with the entire brigade engaged. 

We often formed in line of battle with the entire brigade, when 
it seemed that a large force had been developed, double quicking 
over the fields covered with vines, weeds and dense underbrush, 
jumping over ditches, stumbling over cotton or corn rows, wading 
through swamps filled with stagnant water in the hot sun. then 
marching back again to the road to take our places in the column. 
Again, with a flanking force, rushing at double quick around the 
right or left of the enemy's position, charging the flanks of their 
line, to the music of the minie balls ; and at times the shrieking and 
bursting of shells made the days not only laborious, dangerous and 
tiresome, but full of anxiety, expectation and excitement. 

At night we would halt almost exhausted ; each company would 
take the position assigned, stack the rifles and prepare the evening 
meal of cofifee, fried bacon and hardtack, then prepare a place to 
sleep, with evergreen branches sometimes for a bed. when procur- 
able, or perhaps of dried grass, but often on the bare earth. 

There was no opportunity to forage, as no one dared leave camp 
on account of the close proximity and watchfulness of the enemy, 



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and no camp fires could be lighted. Pickets were sent out well to 
the front, camp guards stationed around the bivouac, to watch, 
listen and give timely warning to their sleeping comrades at the first 
intimation of impending danger. The men could not sit around the 
camp fire and smoke and tell stories, sing songs, discuss the issues 
of the war, or have a good time, as was usual with them in camp. 
This was stern, earnest war and every man realized that unknown 
dangers confronted us. Great care and circumspection were neces- 
sary ; that much needed rest and recuperation be had ; so they 
stacked their guns, put a guard over them, and lay down in their 
clothes, not even removing their shoes, and with their heads on their 
haversacks, tihey slept in spite of the roosters crowing around, the 
mosquitoes, the braying of the mules, rain, fleas, graybacks, and fear 
of being pounced upon by the rebels, and dreamed sweet dreams of 
home and peace. Still they were ready and willing, at a moment's 
notice, to fall in line at the first alarm, and fight again. 

In this manner and under the difiiculties and disadvantages men- 
tioned, we forced our way slowly until about the middle of the day 
of the 9th of April, when we reached a wooded swamp, through 
which ran a stream of water, on which was a mill pond and a mill 
known as Dingle's Mill. Here the skirmishers and column were 
brought to a halt, having found the enemy in large force, in position, 
on the other side, with a battery of artillery, disputing our further 
progress. They put up a pretty lively fight, with their guns throw- 
ing shells among our infantry support and skirmishers, assisted by 
a heavy musketry fire by their infantry. The enemy had burned the 
bridge across the stream, the stringers yet burning, on which some 
of our skirmishers crossed under a heavy musketry fire and pushed 
up close to the enemy's line, not fifty yards away, and kept up a 
steady fire. General Potter, after learning the situation and ascer- 
taining and locating the position of the battery, detailed Companies 
B and D of our regiment and two companies of the 157th New 
York, placing them in command of Colonel Carmichael, with orders 
to charge the battery, capture it, silence it, or drive it away. Most 
gallantly did they obey ; charging swiftly and boldly through the 
swamp in the face of a terrible fusilade from the battery and its in- 
fantry support ; looking neither to the right or left, unmindful of 
the gallant comrades falling dead and wounded at their sides, but 
with eyes to the front, fixed on the guns of the battery they were 
bound to capture if possible. They bounded forward through the 



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bushes and fell like a cyclone on the enemy and swept them from 
their guns like chafif. 

In the twinkling of an eye, as it were, those belligerent, traitorous 
old guns were converted into Union guns, which, on the following 
day, at noon, loudly and joyously proclaimed the fall of Petersburgh 
and Richmond, the capture of the whole army of Northern Virginia, 
with its commander. General R. E. Lee, and the fall of Selma and 
Mobile. 

That was indeed a proud day ! What glorious news ! What un- 
bounded joy we felt ; what a happy ending of our four years of fight- 
ing and campaigning, to capture the last battery, in the last battle, 
in the last ditch, in the heart of the Confederacy, at fhe proud, historic 
City of Sumter, and to boom the glad tiding in thunder tones of joy, 
with rebel powder and rebel guns, and through the rifts of breaking 
war clouds to see the gorgeous elTulgence of the rays from that sun 
of national prosperity, who was so soon to show to this great coun- 
try his glorious face, to be hidden nevermore. But our joy was tem- 
pered with sorrow at the loss of fifteen of our comrades killed and 
wounded. 

One of these guns was historic, having been used in the Revolu- 
tionar}- war. The men who charged and captured them were heroic 
men, with stout hearts. They faced death and looked into the black 
throats of those horrid guns that belched forth sulphuric fire and 
smoke and whole hatfuls of grape and canister into their very faces ; 
but thev never flinched or halted until they reached the rear of the 
guns, then to see only the backs of the enemy, who were fleeing into 
and through the woods in the rear. L. Coe Young, of Company B, 
than whom no more loyal or brave young man ever breathed, was 
one of the first to pass through the line of the enemy's works, who 
seeing the battery flag in the hands of one of the fleeing gunners, 
gave chase, and after a sharp run captured the flag and brought it 
back, and was allowed to retain it in his possession as a personal 
trophy. The battery was taken out of the woods and works by its 
captors and presented to General Potter, with their compliments, at 
the City of Sumter, where our regiment, with the balance of the 
brigade, encamped for the night. The night passed away without 
our being disturbed by the enemw who never thereafter showed him- 
self or troubled us. 

The next morning, while making preparations to march, one 
Colonel Rhrett appeared in our front with a white flag, or flag of 



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truce, and imparted to us the joyful news that Richmond and Peters- 
burgh had fallen, and General Lee captured with his entire army, 
adding that in consequence the war was virtually ended. He earn- 
estly requested General Potter to stop the advance of his troops and 
to return to Charleston, and not destroy any property, or plunder 
the people, to not molest any of their chickens, cattle, horses, hogs, 
or sheep, but to leave the inhabitants and their possessions in peace. 

The haughty son of chivalry only wasted his breath, for General 
Potter plainly and emphatically informed him tJhat until his orders 
were countermanded or modified by loyal, competent authority, he 
was bound to execute them, war or no war, as he had no official no- 
tice that the war was ended or that hostilities had ceased. Never- 
theless, the advance was postponed for a little jubilee, and authentic 
and official notice of the joyful event, which being received. General 
Potter at once issued General Order Number 3, which was read to 
the troops that forenoon, and was as follows : 

" General Orders No. 3, Hd. Qrs. Provisional Division in the Field, 
Sumter, S. C, April 10, 1865. 

The Brigadier General commanding, announces to the com- 
mand the glorious intelligence of the capture of Richmond and 
Petersburgh, Virginia ; Mobile and Selma, Alabama. In honor of 
these victories, a salute will be fired at noon this day from the guns 
captured yesterday at Dingle's Mills. The Brigadier General com- 
manding also congratulates the officers and men of this command 
upon the very handsome success achieved by them yesterday, and re- 
turns special thanks to Lieut-Col. Carmichael and the 157th New 
York, and detachment of the 56th New York, under his command, 
for the skillful and gallant manner in which they carried the enemy's 
battery, and drove him in confusion from the field. 

By Order of 

Brigadier Gkneral E. E. Potter, 

Commanding. 
Chas. J. Baldwin, First Lieut.. 

A. A. A. G." 

We had a high old, noisy old, glorious old time that afternoon 
and evening, and the next morning the forward movement was re- 
sumed. We were fresh and joyous, proud of our late achievements 
and of the praise bestowed upon us. With light hearts, we cheer- 
fully pushed on, with nothing to oppose, for three days, when we 
reached Kingsville, the place of our destination. 



80 Fifty-Sixfh Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Here we found a large number of locomotives, cars loaded with 
military stores and ammunition. We proceeded at once to burn and 
destroy them all, which was done without any opposition or moles- 
tation whatever from the rebels. We destroyed twenty-five locomo- 
tives by building fires in the furnaces and throwing loaded shells into 
the fire, thus blowing up and entirely destroying them, rendering 
them utterly useless. We also burned 260 cars, which were loaded 
with supplies of all kinds for the rebel army, including much fixed 
ammunition. 

The object of our expedition being accomplished, according to 
orders, the next morning we turned our faces toward the coast, 135 
miles away, without fear of being molested by the enemy, as they 
had gone to join General Johnson's army in front of General Sher- 
man. 

On our march back, the orders not being strict as to keeping in 
the ranks, or otherwise, we took the liberty to thoroughly explore 
everytihing in and out of sight that there was on our route, and for 
a long distance on each side of our line of march. We visited all of 
the houses, out-buildings, woods, out-cellars, gardens and wells. We 
found but few white people, they nearly all had decamped on our 
approach ; but the darkies were there in large numbers and were 
precious glad and happy to see the " Lincum sogers." They brought 
out all the good things for us to eat, showed us where the hams, 
shoulders and bacon, all nicely smoked and cured, were buried or 
hidden under the barn floors ; brought us boxes of cigars and many 
bottles of blackberry wine, which we used as medicine. We had no 
doctors with us, therefore we were obliged to decide for ourselves 
whether we were sick or not, and each to prescribe for himself. We 
decided that we were one and all sick and in need of medicine of that 
kind and quality, and remained sick and ailing as long as the wine 
lasted, and we made it last as long as possible, and when it was all 
used up we pronounced ourselves cured. There was no lack of 
chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys, which we confiscated as o\ir 
needs demanded. 

On the march back all fared alike, officers and men. All had 
enough and to spare. The march proved to be a continual picnic. 
On the 19th we reached Georgetown, turned over the precious bat- 
tery to the ordnance officer and re-embarked on the same steamer 
that brought us there from Charleston four weeks before, and steam- 
ed back to our old camp at Mount Pleasant. Our expeditions, scout- 



Pifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 81 

ing, skirmishing and fighting, with the attending dangers, privations 
exposures and hardships were at last ended 

During our short stay at Sumter, the "printer devils - of Com- 
pany D, took possession of the printing office of the place and print- 
ed and issued a newspaper, which they named, - The Banner of Free- 
dom, dated, Sumter, S. C, Monday Morning. April lo, i86s. 
i^ollowmg IS a portion of its contents : f , ^ 

" The Situation. 

kmdly forwarded by an officer at headS^^^ . .{ ^''' 

to the rebels of th . riu LI ■ n , ^^^^ probably refreshing 

fired frc^' L iuns e' Dtu e r^e' ;'h'' '^''' ^'"'T '^'' '^'' ^^^^^^ -^^ 
at Dingle MiL"- ^ yesterday evenmg by the First Brigade 

ends^"?:i^L's' '" ThTcaotaTn'r^^' '^P/'""" i" ^ ^^-^-" P^P- 
n-d. She wa; insiiS? ^^5^ a;d1::Sd ^^t^!;' '-'- 

" An Instance of Heroism. 

^d^^L^J • ^m^f--- h:;i^-r^" ^^^^r^^i 

cross the n.ill dam.^Brobst Liva cl,'Sotn "^ T '^^'"^ ^^^' '^ 

crossed on a burning strmgt ^T, t 5 f^I/^^"^/^^^ -"f -^-V and 
exposed to the musketry firp of .1 ^ , "^^^ a" ^^e time 

bridge, in great dantTof be ngcap;:^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ — the 

fifty yards away The brav^L^ -' ^\'^'^'' ^^ ^hey were not 

leg: The 'ch valry in olete^.tTn ""f"^'' ""f "^"^^ ^^^^ his 
equallv unable to appreciannnr. Pf^^'-^V^ch an act, were 
around him." ^PP^^^^^ate ,t. and ramed a perfect storm of bullets 

" Telegraphic. 
Glorious News — The Fio-int- r^„ t^u- t • -.^ 

Flag Ups,de Dow„-Every,hi„g Hunkv Dorv 

of o„^,^;;;,T"'!rhr rr ukeS';.';?^ f '^^' —-bed to ...e valor 
ni> ncrc laktn yesterday at precisely ro a. m. The 



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correspondent omits the date. General Grant at the head of 190,000 
veteran troops, charged through the streets of the city. There was 
the most terrible slaughter. General Grant encountered General Lee 
in person, and after much severe fighting killed him and took him 
prisoner. Grant was himself wounded in twenty-five (25) places, 
three (3) balls passing through his spinal column and five (5) 
througih his heart. His life is despaired of." 

" The Duties of the Hour. 

" It behooves those of our readers who may be residents of this 
town and district, to calmly consider the necessities of their present 
condition and take such measures as may be for the benefit of them- 
selves and their distracted country. You have suffered and endured 
enough ; have displayed enough of heroism and fortitude to com- 
mand the respect of the world. But cover it over as you will, hope 
against hope as you may, it is none the less true that you have been 
overpowered by numbers, and are a conquered people to-day. Now, 
what are your duties in this case? What do you owe to your fami- 
lies? What to your country? What to yourselves? That you 
must submit is certain ; in what manner is the question for you to de- 
cide, and act upon at once. What is the argument? You desired 
to throw off your allegiance to the United States Government. The 
latter would not consent. You persisted with remonstrances, and 
finally with the sword. It was replied to with the sword. In the 
contest you have been unsuccessful, and your country is at the mercy 
of the Federal army. Now, wherever an army goes through an 
enemy's country, that country suffers. As long as your attitude 
towards the United States is such that an army must be kept among 
you to keep you from openly resisting the national authority, so long 
will that army consider you as its enemy and treat you accordingly. 

" Your best course, then, will be to get rid of an army kept among 
you for such purposes as soon as possible. We believe that a peti- 
tion from the citizens of this town and district to the President of the 
United States, or to General Gilmore, commanding this Department, 
asking for protection under those circumstances, would be willingly 
granted, and that a force would be sent here to guard you against 
the guerrilla bands in the neighborhood. And this force would not 
come among you as the present has, but to preserve order and insure 
you all in your rig'hts of person and property. It would equally 
guard you against depredations by the freed negroes, and under such 
a regime order and tranquility would be restored. 

" You have tried it with force and found that ineffectual. Mani- 
festly, then, you must change your attitude towards the national au- 
thority. You must abandon your idol and accept the other doctrines. 
Give up slavery and make an open manifestation of your change of 
position. Ask for the protection of the General Government in sup- 
port of your declaration." 



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88 



'' While the advance of the Provisional Division under General 

Wdariar''""^ :'' ""T °' ^'^^""-- Clarend" Sun" on 
Ca ot^ h- r°-' ?^/^dly murder was committed by one o 



84 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol Infantry. 



CHAPTER XL 

Order to Take Captured Guns to West Point — Taken to Washington's Head- 
quarters, Newburgh — Trace of them Lost by the War Department — Law 
Passed Allowing them to Remain There. 

General C. H. Van Wyck procured an order from Secretary Stan- 
ton, who was then Secretary of War, permitting us to take the cap- 
tured guns with Lis and turn them over to the ordnance officer at 
West Point, N. Y. General \'an Wyck obeyed the order faithfully 
in so far as taking them north with us was concerned, but he could 
not find it in his heart to leave them with, so far as the members of 
the 56th Regiment and their friends were concerned, the unsympa- 
thetic regulars at West Point ; so he took them to the old historic 
City of Newburgh, our rendezvous, and left theni at Washington's 
Headquarters, where they remained in order that we and our rela- 
tives and friends could see them on visiting Newburgh. 

While the guns were quietly reposing in peace at the last head- 
quarters of General Washington, under whose command one of 
them had spoken in no uncertain tones for liberty and independence, 
our great fraternal government, by her ordnance ofificers, was for a 
long time, at a loss to locate them, and they were as to them virtual- 
ly lost, as no trace of them could be found. 

The ordnance officer at West Point was communicated with, but 
he had not received or receipted for them and knew nothing about 
them and had never heard of them. All the ordnance officers were 
written to ; none of them knew anything about them : the state offi- 
cers knew nothing about them ; the last that could be learned from 
them was that General Van Wyck had receipted for them and taken 
them away from Georgetown, S. C, and no reply could be obtained 
from him as to their disposition by him, or by any of the officials. In 
the meantime, General \'an Wyck, who was a member of Congress, 
was quietly getting a special act of Congress passed, in which he 
succeeded, allowing the guns to be carried on the rolls of the ord- 
nance office at West Point, but to remain in the care and custody of 
the officers and managers of Washington's Headquarters at New- 
burgh, New York, as a part of the exhibits of war relics at that place, 
and not to be removed from the groimds. 



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CHAPTER XII. 

Headquarters at Mount Pleasant— Rations Issued to Refugees— Flag Raising 
at Fort Sumter — Reconstruction Business— Contraband Property Sold— 
Journey to Summerville— Command Turned Over to Col. Van Wyck— 
Arrival of the Paymaster— March to Newberry— Accused of Damaging 
Institute Building— System of Military Regulations— Trials Before Col. 
Van Wyck— A Few of the Orders in Connection with Trials of Offenders 
—Trip to the Village of Chester— Orders Received to be Mustered Out. 

A few days after the live companies left to join the Kingsville 
expedition, the other six companies were ordered to £?o across the 
river into the breastworks which extended across Charleston Neck. 
These entrenchments extended clear across the peninsula, from the 
Ashley River to the Cooper River, some 4 miles from the " Battery " 
at the lower end of the city, and were not far from the Magnolia 
Cemetery. Headquarters remained at Mount Pleasant, with Col. 
Van Wyck in command of the Post, the sick and the five compan- 
ies, after their return from the Kingsville raid, remaining at that 
place. There was a detail of the regiment stationed in a large 
mansion on the west side of the Arsenal Square, which was en- 
gaged in provost duty, patrolling the streets of Charleston, both 
night and day. Rations were issued by our Quartermaster to 
the destitute citizens of Mount Pleasant and refugees, on pre- 
sentation of tickets from headquarters. Many formerly wealthy 
people were provided with daily food for some time, and every day 
ladies in rich attire, accompanied by negro servants to carry the pro- 
visions, would appear at headquarters and apply for such provis- 
ions. They were obliged by order to appear and receive the food in 
person, which was very galling to their pride, but the order was in- 
exorable and necessity compelled them to acquiesce. They would 
not, however, carry the food, that was too menial; so thev brought 
a colored servant along to tote the basket. 

On the 14th day of April, 1865, those of the regiment who were 
at Mount Pleasant, witnessed the flag raising at Fort Sumter. It 
was the fourth anniversary of the surrender of that fort to the rebels 
by Major Anderson ; and a large number of citizens from Washing- 
ton and other cities had come to Charleston to raise, with fittino- 



86 Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. J'ol. Infantry. 



ceremonies, the identical flag which had waved over the fort during 
its first bombardment, and whicli had been carefully preserved for 
that very purpose. It was a season of great rejoicing. It was a 
grand and glorious sight to see that flag mount up to the top of the 
flagstaff and proudly wave again over that once proud, historic, 
magnificent fortification, even then impregnable, although in ruins. 
It was a day and scene never to be forgotten by those who witnessed 
the imposing spectacle and historic event. 

On the 13th day of May. those who were at Mount Pleasant 
moved over to the City of Charleston, having been ordered to go 
into the interior to take part in the " reconstruction " business, which 
consisted in regulating the freedmen's labor, settling differences 
between the employers and employed, and gathering up property that 
belonged to the Confederacy, such as horses, mules and wagons, 
also such of the same kind as had previously been captured from the 
Union forces. The contraband property thus gathered together 
was sold at public auction by our quartermaster, who, from the pro- 
ceeds, turned into the United States Treasury, upwards of $60,000. 
We also gathered in 1,000 bales of cotton that belonged to the Con- 
federacy, valued at $125,000, which was all turned over to the 
United States Treasury agents by Colonel Tyler. 

On reaching the depot we found that the other six companies 
which had been stationed in the entrenchments, had already em- 
barked on the cars for Summerville. The five companies were de- 
layed until another train could be made up. when they also embarked 
for the same place, arriving and joining the balance of the regiment 
the next day at the beautiful village of Summerville, situated twenty- 
two miles west of Charleston, on the South Carolina R. R., and on 
a pine timbered ridge. A very healthy locality and a summer resort 
before the war. 

The regiment went into camp about one- fourth of a mile from 
and east of the station on the northerly side of the railway. Com- 
pany L was sent to a place between this place and Charleston to per- 
form guard duty, and Companies C and H were sent some ten miles 
up the railroad to a place called Ridgeville. on the same duty, and 
Company I was sent to Monk's Corners. From this place the great- 
er part of the regiment were sent at different times, in detachments, 
to different places, having in all visited some sixteen counties, doing 
guard and police duty. 



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87 



Headquarters remained at Sunimerville until July ist. Our first 
can,p at th. place bein.. without shade or water, we soon ,.ovecl to 
the south side of the railroad track, in front of a large hotel on the 
■ same r.dge which was a fine location, and those of the Lim 

On the 19th of Alav. i8r)c \ s Harfu-Pll r^i 1 
D • 1- ^ -•'-':). -^. ci. narrueii. Loloncl and Rrevpf 

cZ ; c h"v • w":" ;'" ^■"'™™"" =' ■^™--»^ - 

in o ™„d on " r • ?"" ^"^"''■" '''^"''- "''° ^-^i-'l 

3 L ,"^"'''™"^^-' ^' "-' P'«^ were located in the iarge 
hotel, a,Kl the non-co„,„„sMonecl staff had quarters in a cottacTe 
The men who were so fortunate as to be allowed to rentain in tws 

izz":rr'''i ''™""' ■" '"^>- "^" - ^°«'- --• tine 0/ ! 

but httle duty to perform, plenty to eat of that which was good i 

ludtng soft bread. The several detachntents were kept bt.sy 'd g 

rom one place to another, gt.arding and patrolling an k epiu; T^ 

ryu,g to keep the peace between the whites and ne^^roe s^l'inj 

ch.spute., and assisting the planters in the en,plovmen^ rT^vL' "he 

negroes to do the planting. ' "avmg tne 

This was the situation until June ,5. when the pavma.ter put in 
an appearance, and was n,os, heartily welconted. as the ute h d no 
been paid s.nce July ..„d, ,86., The old n,en received e'lh 
monti, s pay, and such instalment of bountv as was due and all those 

^•ebruary 28, ,865. We were not paid again until the regiment was 
d sbanded and mustered out on Harfs Island. November ,0 86. 
Ithough the dtscharges were made out and signed on Octobe : ' 
1865, and state that each n,an was discharged on that date The 
one Kar n,en and all those whose time expired previot, Octob 
I, 1865, were pa,d m full when discharged luh ? ,86< 

Durtng the last two weeks in June, while headquarters were at 

^ZZ'l'ri "' "" "f" °' '"^ ^^»'™-'- f™"' "- - " 
fron of Me f TT' ,' "' "" "«''"^'" ""^ '° ^e sent to the 
irontter of Mexico to fight the French. Thev said thev enlisted to 
put down the rebelhon and that they did not propose to do ny mo ^ 

wfhonf ' " 7 ""'''''' '''"' "'^"^^^'^^^ ^"->- ''o-e to the N™h 
en ere :: Z " ''""^ '" '"^ °' absence : consequently were 
TZ\,^ "' '■''"'"' ""'i "ere so reported. They evi- 

dently d,d not thtuk or perhaps did not care for an honorable 2- 



88 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



charge. As the war hatl ended and they had enhsted for the war, 
it was but a technical desertion. 

Some time during the last week in June we were ordered to get 
ready to move to Newberry, some 140 miles northwest from Sum- 
merville, to garrison that district, which was to be under the com- 
mand of Brevet Brigadier General Van Wyck. The several de- 
tachments were all called in and all was in readiness and waiting ; 
but the train of cars which was to convey us did not arrive until the 
night of the 30th of June. In the morning of July ist we boarded 
the cars and arrived at Orangeburgh, fifty-seven miles on our way, 
early in the evening. We disembarked at that place, bivouacked 
for the night, and the next morning, July 2d, started on the march 
on the state road for Columbia, and camped that night near a tavern 
at a place called Seawright, twenty-one miles from Orangeburg. 
The next morning, July 3d. we continued our march, and that night 
camped just east of Congaree Creek, having marched eighteen miles. 
The road was good, the country open, but the heat was intense, and 
much care had to be exercised in marching. Col. Tyler, who was 
in command of the regiment, was very considerate, and caused fre- 
quent stops to be made, giving the men much needed rest and re- 
laxation. 

The next morning, the glorious Fourth, the regiment started 
early in the cool of the morning and reached the Congaree River 
in front of the City of Columbia about eight o'clock a. m. We con- 
tinued our marches, day by day, in a leisurely manner, bivouacking 
at night : passing through that portion of country over which Gen- 
eral Sherman's army had passed, and found all the bridges destroy- 
ed, also the railroad in the vicinity of Columbia. The Columbia and 
Greenville road was destroyed as far as Alston, twenty-two miles, 
so we were obliged to march. We continued our march through 
Alston, arriving at Newberry, July 9, 1865. 

At this place the regiment was quartered in the Newberry Col- 
lege, a Lutheran Theological Institute. It was claimed that the 
members of the 56th Regiment damaged the building, or caused it 
to 'be damaged by stopping up the water pipe leading from the roof, 
which was flat, with a stone coping, three or four feet high, clear 
around on the outher edge, thus allowing the water to accumulate in 
suflficient quantities and at a depth to allow the boys to bathe and 
wash, and that the weight of water and freezing during the follow- 



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ing- winter, caused the walls to crack and the roof to leak, requiring 
the repairing or rebuilding of the walls. 

It is reasonably certain that the members of the 56th Regiment 
did no damage or caused no damage to the building whatever. 
None of them ever discovered or heard of any damage or knew of 
any until afterward. The Confederate soldiers had occupied it be- 
fore our regiment arrived, and it is more than probable that if any 
damage was caused by its being occupied by soldiers, that they, and 
they only, were responsible. It is not probable that any of our men 
were ever on the roof at all. At any rate it is safe to assert that our 
regiment is the only organization that ever had the distinction of 
being charged with bathing on a hoiise-top. 

This place was headquarters of the Western Division of the Mili- 
tary District of South Carolina, with Brigadier General C. H. Van 
Wyck in command; Henri B. Loomis, First Lieut, and Adjutant and 
A. D. C. ; Lieut. Perkins, Asst. C. S. ; Lieut. A. J. Clements, Quar- 
termaster, and Capt. Cox, Provost Marshal. 

The court room in the Court House was used as a hospital, and 
the other rooms were occupied by the officers as offices. The Quar- 
termaster, Commissioner of Subsistence, and Provost Marshal had 
offices on the west side of the Square. 

After the system of military regulations were worked out and 
orders promulgated, the regiment was broken up into detachments, 
each in charge of a commissioned officer, and were sent to the several 
court houses in thirteen different counties, namely : Lancaster, Fair- 
field, Chester, York, Union, Newberry, Edgefield, Abbeville, Lau- 
rens, Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson and Pickens. Each officer 
acted as a magistrate, and the soldiers acted as police. 

A detailed account of all that was done during our stay in that 
district would of itself, fill a good sized book with interesting matter. 
The men were kept going from one place to another, at the re- 
quest of the planters and freedmen, to listen to complaints or to in- 
vestigate them, and to make arrests ; the officers sitting as police 
magistrates, presiding at the examinations, including charges of 
whipping colored servants by their employers. Old offenders, on 
proper complaints being made against them, were brought before 
the officer in command of the detachment having jurisdiction, and 
examination held and the evidence submitted to Col. Van Wyck, 
who made an order disposing of the matter, finally if possible, or 



90 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



holding the offender for trial and punishment by the civil authori- 
ties of the county. 

Following are a few of the orders made by Col. C. H. Van 
Wyck, which orders are in themselves explanatory of the proceed- 
ings in and disposition of each case: 

" Hd. Qrs. Military District, Western S. C, 
Fourth Separate Brigade. 

Newberry, July 15, 1865. 
General Order No. 3. 

1. The case of John B. , by his own statement, shows 

that he had a conversation with a freedman on his plantation about 
the contract, who wished to consult a United States officer, to ascer- 
tain if it was correct, and so told Mr. . He was indignant 

that the colored man should not confide in him and when he started 
for this place, seized a shot gun and deliberately fired, the contents 
entering the arm and back of the negro. As he has been several 
days in jail, it is ordered that he be released on executing a bond 
with sufficient security, to keep the peace and appear for trial when- 
ever called. 

2. William , a clerk in a hotel at this place. Burrel 

Mayes, whom no one would suppose to be anything but Anglo 
Saxon, has a taint of African blood. Some time ago he escaped 
from his master, went to Columbia, volunteered as a soldier under 
the name of John Brown, in a South Carolina regiment, was wound- 
ed in the battle of the Wilderness, captured, sent north, and finally 
returned as a prisoner of war. 

He makes the justification for assault and battery, that Mayes 
came into the hotel and requested him to take charge of his carpet 
bag, passing it over the counter. The next day he returned, pro- 
cured his carpet bag, and went on his way. By some means he 
learned that Alayes was tainted with African blood ; he became en- 
raged that a negro should ask him to do any service, following until 
he found and commenced beating him. As there is not the shadow 
of an excuse for his conduct, he must remain in jail until a competent 
court can punish him as he deserves, 

3. John , charged by a freedman with beating her, was 

arrested, and on "examination states that he was informed the woman 
was insolent to his wife, the particulars or provocations for which 
he did not ascertain ; but he took the woman, stripped her naked, 
tied her down, and then with a leather strap gave twenty-five stripes. 

This is clearly a case of assault and battery, and would be pun- 
ished as such, except that he alleges that he would never have pun- 
ished the woman had he not supposed he had a right so to do, from 



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the fact that Captain , of the 25th Ohio Vols., lately com- 
manding at this place, approved contracts with the power inserted 
to the employer to punish, and also told them in numerous instances 
that they could buck and gag and tie up by the thumbs whenever 
necessary. This is the excuse g'iven for many outrages committed 
itpon the colored people in this section of the state. 

That there may be no excuse for future ofifenses, the Brevet Brig- 
adier General commanding, issues this order, directed to all the dis- 
tricts in his command, viz : Lancester, Fairfield, Chester, York, 
Union, Newberry, Edgefield, Abbeville, Laurens, Spartanburg, 
Greenville, Anderson and Pickens. 

Why an officer in the United States service should approve con- 
tracts with such a dangerous delegation of power and in addition au- 
thorize the exercise of punishment so brutal and inhuman as seldom 
to be used in the army, is very remarkable. 

The contract said the punishment should be lawful ; yet no man 
so stupid but knows that the lawful punishment w'hich slavery im- 
poses, cannot now be allowed to scourge the naked back and limbs 
of free men and women. Slavery and the lash are synonymous ; 
you cannot separate one from the other in the mind of the African. 
Yet a girl whose insolence may have been produced, as sometimes 
it is, by violent and threatening language, or insolence, if you please, 
from the white person, who was of size to be held by his left hand, 
is tied and beaten on t'he supposition that it was right, because a 
United States officer had delegated such power. 

The colored people are told they are free, yet under the shield of 
the United States Government, they are flogged, some of them as 
they never were before. 

There are many persons who feel all the bitterness which the re- 
bellion engendered, and while brooding over the mortification of de- 
feat, loss of property and emancipation of slaves, exhibit the cruel 
meanness of wreaking vengeance upon the innocent and helpless 
freedmen. 

After the publication of this order like ofifences will be severely 
punished. You have sworn to sustain the proclamation of the Presi- 
dent : consequently the abolition of slavery. 

Such conduct, you will readily see, is a violation of your parole ; 
a forfeiture of your oath ; nearly all the difficulties attending the im- 
mediate emanicpation of so large a class, and the transition from 
slave to free labor, could be removed entirely, or greatly mitigated by 
a cheerful acquiescence on the part of all. 

Some very foolish, if not very wicked men, are contributing not 
only to their own injury, but to that of the entire state. By disregard- 
ing the rights of the freed man, they contemn and despise the au- 
thority of the United States and render necessary the presence of 
military power, to prevent that which they ought not to do, and to 
accomplish that they otight to efi"ect. 



92 Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



To-day the spirit of rebellion with some is strong. The spirit of 
rebellion against the emancipation of slaves, rebellion against the 
rights freedom grants to all withont regard to color or rank. 

No one can deny that many are believing slavery will not be de- 
stroyed by a refusal of the states to amend the Constitution. 

Many are striving to embarass the system of free labor, with a 
view to show the world that slavery ought not to be abolished ; also 
to make the condition of the freedmen miserable, so they should feel 
that their condition was preferable in slavery to freedmen. Another 
fact is evident that the freedmen have no confidence in their former 
masters. They look upon them as those through whom for years 
they have been held in servitude, and who they fear would lose no 
opportunity to remand them back to slavery. 

With these facts conceded, the course of their former master is 
plain. 

The dogma of State rights, as you understood the fatal and 
bloody delusion of secession, taught from your earlist infancy: slav- 
ery, with wihich you have been reared from the cradle, have, in con- 
sequence of your own acts, been forever destroyed. 

They are dead, with no more hope of resurrection than a separ- 
ate confederacy ; buried beneath the best blood of the republic, and 
amidst the graves of hundreds of thousands whom the nation will 
mourn for years. 

You put in peril your own institutions and your own country, to 
destroy this republic, and failed. Accept now the fruits of the re- 
bellion, bitter though they be. and carry out the terms of your sur- 
render and allegiance in the spirit of chivalric men. Do not, be- 
cause you may be distant from a military post, visit upon the harm- 
less and unoffending negro, the hostilities and resentment you feel 
against the United States. 

However obnoxious it ma\- be, every man is free and must be 
treated as such ; that done, the whole is accomplished, and nearly 
every obstacle removed. You have been for years learning the folly 
of resistance to the government, and have been almost ruined. Sur- 
render now, at the outset, all prejudice against universal liberty. 
Your own happiness and prosperity demand it. Encourage the sys- 
tem of free labor : develop its resources, and the waste places will 
blossom once more, and grass grow green on 'battle plains. Your 
own welfare depends on the welfare of the colored race. Without 
his labor your fields will not be cultivated, your wealth not increase. 
When you make his condition miserable, it reacts and entails the 
same upon yourself. Treat him kindly : teach him by your acts 
that vou consider him free and desire not to enslave him again, and 
you restore his confidence. 

After four years of bitter war, after you have exhausted all the 
resources of a mighty section, the prowess of a brave people, you 
ask that we mav be lenient, forgiving and not exasperate your peo- 



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pie. What you ask will be granted. The government of the United 
States, its people, its army, every officer and soldier, will treat you 
kindly. In return, they ask that what is meted out to you, who have 
done so much of wrong to yourselves and the republic, shall be 
cheerfully by you meted out to a people without guilt, who are free 
because they cannot avoid it. who have not been even required to 
stretch forth the hand to take the profifered boon : a people faithful 
while you were absent in the army, neither destroying your lands, 
houses or family. Yet never known to withhold aid or betray the 
path of the Union prisoners. 

You cannot expect the sudden change in your system of labor to 
work smoothly at first. The negro is to be taught to discharge the 
duties and obligations freedom enjoins, as well as a true conception 
of the rights it guarantees. 

He is to be taught that there is no immunity from labor ; that 
in the sweat of his brow must he earn his bread ; that he is not en- 
titled to any share of his former master's land, or mules, or stock ; 
that he has only been given the title to himself : that he can no more 
be sold on the auction block; that the wife cannot be taken from his 
bosom, the child from his side and sold forever from his sight : that 
vagrancy and idleness and theft will be punished by the proper au- 
thority, because they are crimes in all regulated society ; that while 
he can make contracts, he is bound by them when made, and must 
fulfil them ; that he cannot throw down the hoe and abandon the 
crop at pleasure, but will be required faithfully to labor and obey his 
employer in all lawful commands, and not absent himself from his 
duty without permission : that he must be respectful and courteous : 
that insolence is no more to be tolerated from a freeman than a slave. 

Most of this instruction must be imparted by their former own- 
ers. How necessary that they should learn to recognize the rights 
and thereby be placed in a position more effectually to teach the 
duties of freedmen. 

Many of the freedmen are declining to sign contracts unless 
they can be told by proper authority the\ are right. The power to 
punish, reserved in some contracts and the continuance of the lash, 
have moved their suspicions, and they prefer working on, leaving it 
to the employers to give them what they choose, for fear by making 
a mark on paper they will sign away some of their liberty. After 
consultation with citizens of this section, it is proposed to form a 
basis of remuneration in a general order, which will be just to all. 
to apply where no contract has been made, and w^hich will extend to 
all the districts in this command. 

The many good citizens who are contributing by word and deed 
to have accepted the new order of affairs, will deserve well of their 
state if they can so mould pu'blic sentiment that the same spirit which 
led to rebellion four years ago may now be powerless to embarass 
their communities by thwarting the design of the government. 



94 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Courts will soon be established in every district within this command 
as directed by orders from Department Headquarters, where testi- 
mony of witnesses will be taken without regard to color. 

In order to assist this section of the state to the extent of his 
power, with a view of more fully explaining to all the planters and 
freedmen, the nature of their rights and duties, the Brevet Brigadier 
General commanding will designate three or four places in each dis- 
trict, of which public notice will be given, where he will meet the 
inhabitants and save many the necessity of a long ride to the Court 
House town of the district. Planters are requested to inform the 
freedmen of the time and object of the meeting and encourage them 
to be present, so their obligations may be explained and misconcep- 
tion as to liberty beyond the law may be corrected. 

The clause inserted in former contracts, delegating the power to 
punish, is hereby declared null and void. 

The laws of this state in regard to the distillation of liquors will 
be enforced. Only fruits in their season and not cereals can be dis- 
tilled. The sale of liquors will be regulated as your state laws pro- 
vide. Hereafter none will be sold except by permission of command- 
ing officers of sub. districts. 

Bv command of Brevet Brig. General, 

C. H. Van Wyck. 
Henri B. Loom is, 

First I.ieut. and Adj't 5C)th N. Y. V., A. D. C. and Provost 
Marshal. 

The Western District of South Carolina was divided into differ- 
ent commands, or' sub. districts, on August /th, and Lieut. Colonel 
Rockwell Tyler, of this regiment, was placed in command, as the 
following order will more fully show : 

" Headquarters, 2d Sub-District of Western S. C. 
Newberry, S. C, August 10, 1865. 
General Order No. 4. 

In compliance with Special Order No. 12 from Head Qrs. West- 
ern Dist. of South Carolina, dated August 7, 1865, Lieut. Col. Tyler 
hereby assumes command of the 2d sub-district of Western South 
Carolina, comprising the districts of Newberry, Laurens, Abbeville 
and Edgefield, with headquarters at Newberry. All orders now in 
existence will remain in force until otherwise ordered. The follow- 
ing named officers are hereby announced on the stafif of the Lieut. 
Col. commanding: 

1st Lieut. Henri B. Loomis, Adj't 56th N. Y. V. V., Act. Asst. 
Adjt Gen. 

Capt. James J. Cox, 56th N. Y. V. V., Ass't Provost Judge. 



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1st Lieut. Wm. J. Sayer, 56th N. Y. V. V., Ass't Provost Mar- 
shal. 

1st Lieut. A. J. Clements, Q. M. 56th N. Y. V. V., A. A. Q. M. 
1st Lieut. Norman Perkins. 56th N. Y. V. V., A. C. S. 
2nd Lieut. Andrew P. Conklin, 56th N. Y. V. V., Com. of Labor. 
All communications for these headquarters will be addressed to 
Act. Ass't Adj't General. 

By command of 

Lieut. Col. R. Tyler, 

Comm'd'g Dist. 
Henri B. Loomis, 

1st Lieut, and Adj't 56th N. Y. V. V., A. A. A. Gen'l." 

It was at this place that the property, which was ^^athered to- 
gether, was sold by the Q. M., as the following order will show: 

" Hd. Qrs. 2d Sub-District. Dist. of Western S. C. 
Newderry, S. C, August 11, 1865. 
General Order No. 5. 

In compliance with instructions received from Head Qrs., Dis- 
trict of Western South Carolina, all persons having in their posses- 
sion any horses, mules, wagons, ambulances, harness, saddles or 
bridles, medical stores, or any property belonging to the United 
States Government, or the late Confederacy, will turn in the same 
to Lieut. A. J. Clements, A. A. Q. M., at Newberry, before the 20th 
inst. 

Commanding officers at Laurens, Abbeville and Edgefield, will 
enforce this order and forward all property to these headquarters. 

Failure to comply with this order will subject the offender to be 
arrested and punished. 

By command of 

Lieut. Col. R. Tyler, 

Comm'd'g Dist. 
Henri B. Loomis. 

1st Lieut, and Adj't 56th N. Y. V. V., A. A. A. Gen'l." 

By virtue of the order a large amount of property was accumu- 
lated at this place and sold at public auction by the quartermaster, 
as before stated. The cotton spoken of was turned over to the 
Treasury agents, in compliance with the following instructions, con- 
tained in a circular from the War Department : 

" 2. District and other commanders are again reminded that 
they are required to deliver to Treasury agents all abandoned or 



96 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 

captured cotton in their possession, and will give the agents all need- 
ed and proper assistance. The military forces will not, however, be 
employed in searching for cotton, or will they interfere with the 
transportation of it, or any of the products of the soil, to market." 

In addition to the duties of policing and guarding the property 
and the interests of all the inhabitants, the duties enjoined by the 
orders before mentioned and set forth, were diligently enforced and 
faithfully performed, as is evidenced by the large amount of money 
realized from the sales, and the value of the cotton turned over to 
the Treasury agents. 

General Van Wyck desiring to go north and visit Washington, 
procured leave of absence, and on August 24, was relieved and the 
command turned over to his successor, w'ho took command of the 
district, and General \^an Wyck left for the north, later to join the 
regiment at Charleston. 

The regiment remained performing the same duties as before, in 
detachments at the several court houses, imtil September 22d, when 
the several detachments not on the route to be taken, having been 
called in to Newberry, all the men then at that place left on the cars, 
destined for the Village of Chester, S. C. 

The order for transportation called for 280 men, six horses and 
live tons of baggage. 

We rode on the cars to Hope Station, where we disembarked 
and marched to Winsboro, camping one night on the way and arriv- 
ing there the next day. where we found Company F. whidh had been 
stationed at that place for a long time. The regiment took the cars 
and arrived at Chester that night, September 23d, and remained, 
performing the same duties as before, for two weeks, less one day. 

The regiment occupied the Court House, the floor of which was 
piled with boxes of records from the different Court Houses on 
General Sherman's line of march through that state. They had 
been removed to this place, it being out of his line of niarch. as a 
precautionary measure against their destruction, which was un- 
necessary, as such property was not destroyed, unless by accident. 

Our quarters at this place were cramped and disagreeable, and 
not one of the regiment ever regretted our short stay at that place, 
under the circumstances. 

On Tuesday, September 26, we received a telegraph dispatch 
from General Van Wyck, stating that he was at New York City and 
on his way. to Washington. 



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The next mail from the north brought the last lot of commis- 
sions from the Governor of the State of New York, for men and 
officers of the regiment. As the several companies were at that 
time below the minimum strength, none of the officers receiving 
commissions at that time could be mustered in the new rank; but 
they were entitled to the rank the commission gave them, but not the 
pay, and as the war was ended, it made but little difference. 

About the first of October word was received that the regiment 
was to be mustered out and sent home, and a detail from each com- 
pany was sent to Charleston to prepare the muster-out rolls, as direct- 
ed by the Commissary of Musters. 

This was the culminating order of what we had been hoping tor, 
waiting for, fighting for, for four long, terrible years : the end of 
the war; peace; a restored country, and a return to our home and 
friends and civil life. 



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CHAPTER XUI. 

Regiment Relieved from Reconstruction Duty — Return to Charleston — Pre- 
paring for 'Muster-out — Permission Granted to Take Reigment to New 
York to Await Discharges — The Start North — Arrival at New York — 
Quartered in Battery Barracks — Absent Without Leave — Papers Arrive 
— Transferred to Hart's Island — Members Receive Honorable Discharge — 
A Last Farewell — List of Engagements. 

On the 6th day of October the 25th Ohio Vet. Vol. Infantry, 
Colonel N. Houghton commanding, relieved the 56th, and the 
homeward journey was begun on that day. The regiment took 
cars and rode as far as Winsboro. marching from that place, by easy 
marches, to Columbia, thence to Kingsville, on the railroad from 
Columbia to Florence. At Kingsville the regiment took the cars 
to Florence, from there by the Northeastern Railway, direct to 
Charleston. 

From Winsboro to Kingsville it was about fifty-five miles, and 
it was a really enjoyable march. The roads were good, the weather 
pleasant, the days rather warm and the nights cool. It was the last 
march of the campaign style, as we bivouacked each night where 
night overtook us, where wood and water were plenty. 

The regiment reached the north bank of the Santee River on the 
9th, directly opposite from where we turned back when on the 
Monk's Corner raid in March, by reason of the railroad bridge being 
destroyed and our inability to cross. Much the same conditions 
prevailed at this time ; but an incline had been constructed on each 
side, whereby the cars were let down and onto a flat boat, with a 
railroad track laid thereon, and the boat, with the cars on it, was 
drawn across by means of a wire cable, and the cars drawn up the 
opposite incline and onto the main track again. 

It was a slow process, and the regiment did not wait to cross in 
the cars, but ferried themselves over in detachments on the flat boat. 
The horses could not be taken across in that way, and were taken 
across in the cars after some days' delay. The regiment took cars 
after crossing and reached Charleston on the loth, where they re- 
mained until the 15th. General Van Wyck joined the regiment dur- 
ing this time, and was actively engaged in straightening out matters, 



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settling up the regimental business, and all the red tape matters inci- 
dent to getting us " tied loose " from the military service. 

In pursuance of an order by the War Department of the United 
States, dated June 15, 1865, the members of the regiment were per- 
mitted to take home with them, each man his knapsack, haversack and 
canteen, without charge, and all of them availed themselves of that 
privilege, and took them home to keep as souvenirs of the war, as 
they had been furnished by the government. 

Many of the men availed themselves of another order, which 
permitted each man to tnke his rifle and bayonet, cartridge box and 
belt, bayonet scabbard, cap box and belt, for the sum of $6.00 for the 
lot, which was deducted from the pay of each one who availed him- 
self of that privilege. 

The distances we had traversed in our last campaign in South 
Carolina, were about as follows : Beaufort to Morris Island, 70 
miles ; to Coosawhatchie by way of Honey Hill and Deveaux Neck, 
90 miles ; to Charleston, 70 miles ; to Santee River and return, 80 
miles ; Kingsville raid, 390 miles ; to Newberry, by way of Summer- 
ville, Orangeburg, Columbia ajid Newberry, 166 miles ; to Chester, 
45 miles ; to Charleston, by way of Winsboro, Columbia and Flor- 
ence, 205 miles. This was during our last year's service. 

As it would take some time to complete the muster-out rolls and 
make out the discharges. General Van Wyck received permission to 
take the regiment to New York City and remain on the government 
reservation and Hart's Island, until the pa}- rolls and discharges 
were received by the paymaster at New York City, when the mem- 
bers would be mustered out. 

On the 15th day of October the regiment marched to Adger's 
wharf, on the Cooper River, and in the afternoon of that day went 
on board a steamer bound for Hilton Head, at which place, the next 
afternoon, October 16, we embarked on the steamship Quaker City, 
bound for New York City. After a pleasant and uneventful voyage, 
replete with joyful anticipation, the ship was docked on the south 
side of pier 13, on the North River, at the foot of Albany Street, 
New York City, about two o'clock in the afternoon of October 20, 
1865. The regiment immediately marched ashore and down to the 
Battery Barracks, where we were quartered until the afternoon of 
November 9, 1865. 

On disembarking from the steamship Quaker City, the regiment- 
al baggage and many things that had been brought with us, were un- 



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loaded and left on the pier over night, and during the night nearly 
everything disappeared, among the things missing were the elevat- 
ing screws of the guns captured at Dingle's Mills, which were 
never recovered. 

Although the meinhers were supposed to be under strict mili- 
tary rule and discipline, the rules were not enforced ; but very few 
of the ofificers remained over night at the Battery. They quartered 
themselves at the Merchant's Hotel in Courtland Street, and the 
Girard House, which is now the Cosmopolitan ; and it is an open 
question whether all of the men could have been found in their quar- 
ters that night. 

When the regiment arrived in New York City, every one of the 
men was out of money. Many wrote home for funds, which were 
speedily forthcoming, and all were then supplied with funds suffi- 
cient to enable the men to bid defiance to government rations. 

While we were patiently waiting for the papers from Charleston, 
enabling us to be discharged, election day was drawing near, No- 
vember 7th, and the men were very anxious to get home and vote. 
General Van Wyck had many applications for permits to go home 
for that i)urpose ; but he had no authority to grant such leave of ab- 
sence. The order allowing him to take his regiment to New York, 
required him to keep his men at that place, to be ready for muster 
out at a moment's notice. Such permit could only be given by Gen- 
eral John A. Dix, who was then in command of the military forces 
at New York, and it was evident that there was no use in making 
an application to him for such a trip. 

As roll calls had long since been discontinued and the absence of 
any one would not be noted, the only thing to be feared was the ar- 
rival of the discharge papers, and a consequent call for the regiment 
to appear for muster out. As they had learned from previous ex- 
perience that there would in all probability be a w^eek or perhaps two 
or more weeks before the papers would arrive, many of the members 
of the regiment, including the officers, came to the conclusion that 
they would risk it and take the chances of being charged with dis- 
obedience of orders and perhaps of desertion. So they left and went 
to their several homes in Orange and Sullivan Counties and other 
places, with the understanding with those remaining that when the 
papers came a general alarm would be sent out, summoning them 
to return. 



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Even General Van Wyck, who was in command of the regiment, 
went home, and was absent from his command when the papers ar- 
rived on the 8th. Word was at once given out and messengers sent 
in hot haste in all directions to hasten the' return of the men ; that 
the papers had arrived at headquarters, and that General Dix had 
ascertained that most of the regiment, including General Van Wyck, 
were absent without leave, and there was no telling what might 
happen. Then there was scurrying in great haste to get back as 
soon as possible to New York City. 

Early in the forenoon of the 9th, General Van Wyck, with all the 
Orange and Sullivan boys, arrived in the city, when all the members 
of the regiment were again present or accounted for. 

General Van Wyck immediately had an audience with General 
Dix, in the course of which .the whole matter was fixed up, evidently 
to the satisfaction of all parties concerned and without any trouble. 
The kindness and forbearance of General Dix were remembered by 
the boys and caused such action to be afterward taken by General 
Van Wyck that General Dix was elected Governor of the State of 
New York. 

Between three and four o'clock in the afternoon of November 
9th, the regiment went on board a boat at Castle Garden and were 
taken up the East River to Hart's Island, and went ashore a little 
after sunset and marched to the west end of that island and turned 
into what was known as the " Bull Pen." It was a barrack, with a 
high board fence enclosing it, and was said to have been used to 
quarter rebel prisoners in, on their way through New York to El- 
mira. 

The weather was very cold and the wind blew a gale all night 
long. There was no fuel of any kind and the lx)ys suflfered intense- 
ly, as they had no overcoats or blankets. It was the coldest exper- 
ience we had during the four years of our service. 

The next morning was clear and cold, but the wind had ceased 
about sunrise, and the matter of breakfast came up for consideration. 
There was no way provided for cooking and we had nothing to cook, 
so that made no great difference. Apparently there was no way to 
get anything to eat except at the sutler's s^hanty. General Van 
Wyck suggested that if we could get a ration of soft bread, that 
would help the sutler's goods to fill up the empty stomachs of the 
men. 



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A requisition was made, and when presented at the post com- 
missary building- by our acting commissary sergeant, he was told 
that they could not issue it until the boat came in from New York 
City with supplies. One of our number, who had had much exper- 
ience in such matters, concluded that the reason for the refusal was 
in the interest of the adjacent sutler, so he asked General Van Wyck 
to let him try what he could do, and was told to go ahead. 

With that permission he took the requisition, slipped around the 
commissary building, entered from the rear and passed through to 
the front, when he discovered that there was soft bread in abund- 
ance, just as he expected. The issuing clerk was very much sur- 
prised at such unusual and unexpected action, and much more as- 
tonished when told in no undecided tones that he could take his 
choice, to either issue the bread, or have the members of the regi- 
ment come up there and go through the shanty and help themselves. 

The requisition was at once honored and filled without any 
further remarks or delay, and that incipient skirmish was over. The 
l)read was loaded on carts and taken to the pen, and the boys par- 
took of their last breakfast in the service of Uncle Sam. 

The paymaster began paying shortly before noon of that day, 
November loth, paying each one eight months' pay and the bounty 
due for the full enlistment, except those men who enlisted subse- 
quent to July 17, 1864, who received only the bounty due for the 
term of their actual service. In addition to the pay and bounty, each 
one received a certificate of honorable discharge. It was nearly sun- 
set when the regiment left the island on a steamboat, which landed at 
Jersey City too late for any but the ejnigrant train on the Erie road. 

The men bade each other farewell, some returning to New York 
City, where they left on the Hudson River road ; others remained 
over night and went home the next day. Wlien they all reached 
home, many of them to never see each other again, they found, in 
most instances, that all the positions vacated by them on enlistment, 
were filled, and as there was no occupation for them they drifted 
away until some of them were to be found in nearly every state from 
Maine to California. 

There were 2,176 men and boys enlisted for and assigned to the 
regiment from first to last. A large number deserted before we left 
Newburgh, and quite a number were reported as deserters after- 
ward, during the war ; some of whom were never seen or heard 
from, and the probability is that they were wounded and captured 



Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. lOB 



by the enemy and died in prison and no record made of them. Some 
undoubtedly died on the battlefield or on the skirmish line, and were 
never recovered or recognized. 

A few left the regiment after the war ihad ended, wihile we were 
in the interior in the reconstruction business, as before stated. The 
regiment left Newburgh with 1,130 oflficers and men. 

The original members who did not re-enlist or veteranize, were 
mustered out at Beaufort, S. C, or discharged there and went north 
for muster out and pay, during the Autumn of 1864. During the 
winter and spring of 1865, there were eighty recruits assigned to the 
regiment from drafted men and volunteers who were sent to Hart's 
Island, in New York Harbor, there to await transportation to the 
regiment ; but the war coming to a sudden ending and there being 
no further use for them, they were nuistered out at that place in 
May, 1865, without having been assigned to the several companies 
of the regiment, and they were designated " recruits " of the regi- 
ment at large, and as not belonging to any company. 

Tlie one-year recruits, whose time expired in July and August, 
1865, were mustered out at Charleston, S. C, on the 5th day of July, 
1865, ^^'^^ t^i^ re-enlisted men and the three years' recruits were mus- 
tered out at Hart's Island and from the several hospitals where many 
of the regiment were under treatment for sickness and wounds, as 
the roster will show, which is compiled from the records of the Ad- 
jutant General's ofifice at Albany, N. Y. 

The records, which are incomplete, show only the names of those 
who were severely wounded and sent to hospital, and do not show 
the names of those who were slightly wounded and who were treat- 
ed in regimental hospital or in camp by the regimental surgeon. 

It would appear that during active campaigns no reports were 
made and that after the campaign had ended and the regiment had 
settled down in camp for a time, that then a report was made up, 
mostly from memory ; and after inspection, everything that was 
missing, was reported as " lost in action." 

If a member of the regiment was missing and could not be ac- 
counted for, he was either reported as missing, or as a deserter. 

The record shows the names of 41 men killed in battle; 23 died 
of wounds; 170 wounded and recovered; 216 ilied of disease; 415 
discharged for disability and wounds ; 67 transferred to other com- 
mands ; 5 captured and parolctl. 



104 Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. lufantry. 



The records are also incomplete as to the number of engage- 
ments in which the regiment participated, giving only the principal 
pitched battles, when in fact it was in many skirmishes in which it 
took an active part, and was in many engagements in which it was 
under fire of the enemy, while in reserve, and on several raids in 
which it was in the face of the enemy. 

Following is a list of the engagements in which the regiment 
took part : 

1. Siege of Yorklown, Va., April 15th to May 4th, 1862. 

2. Lee's Mills, \^a., April 28th, 1862. 

3. Williamsburgh, Va., May 5th, 1862. 

4. Bottoms and Turkey Island Bridge, Va., ~Slay 23d, 1862. 

5. Savage Station, Va., May 25th, 1862. 

6. Fair Oaks, Va., May 3rst, 1862. 

7. Seven Days' Battle, June 25th lo July 2d, 1862. 

8. Railroad and Bottoms Bridge, Va., June 28th and 29th, 1862. 

9. White Oak Swamp Bridge, Va., June 30th, 1862. 

10. Malvern Hill, Va., July ist, 1862. 

11. Carter's Hill, \'a., July 2d, 1862. 

12. Wood's Cross Roads, Va.. Dec. 14th, 1862. 

13. Seabrook Island, S. C, June i8th, 1863. 

14. Grimball's Landing, S. C, July i6th. 1863. 

15. Siege of Fort Wagner, S. C, July i8th, 1863. 

16. Siege of Charleston, S. C, August and September, 1863. 

17. Johns Island, S. C, July 1st to loth, 1864. 

18. Honey Hill, S. C, Nov. 30th, 1864. 

19. Coosawhatchie, S. C, Dec. 3d, 1864. 

20. Boyd's Point, S. C, Dec. 5th, 1864. 

21. Deveaux Neck, S. C, Dec. 6th, 1864. 

22. Deveaux Neck, S. C, Dec. 7th, 1864. 
2^. Deveaux Neck, S. C. Dec. 9th, 1864. 

24. Deveaux Neck, S. C, Dec. 19th, 1864. 

25. Deveaux Neck, S. C, Dec. 29th, 1864. 

26. Alanningsville, S. C, April 8th, 1865. 

27. Dingle's Mills, S. C, April 9th, 1865. 



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CHAPTER XIV. 

Reminiscences — Co\. Van Wyck Knows a Good Watch — Queer Old Darkey — 
A Captain's Discomfiture — The Colonel Gives Good Advice — A Speech 
that Lasted Two Years -Tht Chaplaui in an Engagement — Colonel Van 
Wyck Disconcerted While Delivering an Address — The Colonel's Cook 
Loses a Goose — Charley Van Wyck's Chicken Thieves Get Away With 
General Naglee's Ducks. 

Col. Van Wyck prided himself on knowing a good watch when 
he saw one and loved a stylish horse, and never failed to take notice 
of either when opportunity oflfered. One morning, in the winter of 
1861-1862, while were were in Carver barracks, while strolling about 
the camp, as was his custOT!, he noticed a soldier pull out his watch 
and look at it seemingly with great pride and satisfaction. The 
Colonel Vv'as interested at once, and asked. " What have you. my 
boy?" "A new watch." "Let me look at it." On it's being 
handed to him, the Colonel inspected it closely, inside and out, 
swearing softly and frequently. On handing it back, he asked. 
"Where did you buy this? How much did you give for it?" 
" Why, Colonel, I got it off'n two fellows 'here in camp ; lots of the 
boys have bought one ; there's the fellows now." 

The Colonel, seeing a sergeant coming out of Company D street, 
said: "Sergeant! sergeant, come here at once." He did so and 
saluted. The Colonel ordered. " have those two rascals arrested and 
taken into your company's headquarters, then send around to everv 
compan}' and bring all the boys who have bought watches of them 
to Capt. Wheeler's room." 

A corporal was sent to convey the Colonel's orders to the officer 
of the day. who soon had the two peddlers in a room in the bar- 
racks. Word soon got around that something unusual was going on 
in Company D barracks, and a large crowd soon gathered. All who 
had invested in watclies were sifted out, and as many as the room 
would hold, were taken into the Captain's quarters, where Colonel 
Van Wyck and some other officers had also gone : the other watcb- 
holders were ordered to remain in the street and await developments. 
The Colonel having constituted himself a Court of Law and Equity^ 
as sole arbiter, proceeded to business, and said, " Here, my man, did 



106 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol Infantry. 



you buy a watch of those men?" " Yes sir," " Show it to me." 
It was shown and pronounced not worth a d — n. " How much did 
you pay for it?" "Fourteen dollars." Then to the peddlers, 
" Here, take this thing and give the man his money back." It was 
done in short order and the soldier was passed out. " Next man." 
The same question and answer, except as to price, 'which was " nine- 
teen dollars." "No! no! no! he nefer pay dot; not but twelf 
tollar." " Yes. I did ; didn't I Bill? " A chorus of yes'es from the 
others. The Colonel said, " Give him his nineteen dollars." About 
this time the boys " caught on," and the price of watches suddenly 
advanced ; an_\' number were ready to confirm eadli other's state- 
ments. 

The sharpers wept, lamented and entreated, and tried to get away, 
but it was no use ; watch after watch was produced and redeemed at 
ruinous rates. A shrewd young man produced an old veteran of a 
ticker whose bangs and bruises showed unmistakable evidence of 
years of use, and swore that he bought it "ofif'n the little rascal there," 
at the same time keeping it out of sight of the Colonel, who, in the 
face of violent protests of the little peddler, ordered it redeemed, 
which was done at about the " usual price." And so it went, until 
all who (had bought watches, and were tired of their bargain, and 
eight or ten with old watches besides, had " given up " and received 
their money. The crestfallen peddlers were escorted to post No. i 
and allowed to go, which they speedily did, wailing and cursing. 
" Dem tam Colonel, he make us redeem more as twelf huntered 
tollar as we solt alreaty, unt pay for dem oder twelf olt ones dat we 
nefer haf seen, aint it? Och Gott, vot we 'shall done, I didn't know." 
After the crowd had disappeared and Captain Wheeler's room 
was cleared of all except Col. Van Wyck and three or four others. 
Old Jim Jones, the Captain's cook, took from the table an old coat 
of his. He v/ore a broad grin as he said, " Colonel, can't I sell you 
a good, new watch?'" "How! why! where!" "Oh, I've got a 
few tliose fellows didn't seem to want." Under the coat were seven 
or eight new watches which the poor peddlers had placed on the 
talble, and over which, w-ith great presence of mind, old Jim had 
thrown his coat. The old rascal thereafter had weekly raffles on 
them all winter. 

Some Chatham Street pullers had captured a lot of the 56th boys 
in New York on their final muster-out, and were on hand at the pay- 
table to collect their monev. 



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The clothing was shoddy, pure and simple, but the prices were 
not. Colonel Van Wyck told the paymaster not to withhold a cent 
without the consent of the soldier, and he told the boys that they had 
been, as any one could see, outrageously cheated. To the deal- 
ers, he said, " You can collect this money through the courts, if you 
like. You can't interfere here." Then the clothing men wept and 
tore their hair, cursed and swore, and the " old man " said to a by- 
stander, "Those fellows began trading in second-hand clothing at 
the foot of the cross and have kept it up ever since." 

Colonel Van Wyck, or the " old man," as he was familiarly call- 
ed, was not much of a sport ; knew very little of gambling or sport- 
ing games or usages, and seemed to consider himself as a guardian 
of the persons and property of the boys under his command, and 
acted as though he felt himself responsible for their conduct and 
morals, which he faithfully looked after, and to the best of his ability, 
guarded them against temptation and prevented them from falling 
into evil ways, and some of the boys took advantage of his ignorance 
aaid goodness in order to get a joke on him. 

One day while we were in camp at Beaufort, S. C, some wag of 
an officer went into the Colonel's tent and told him that one of the 
56th men was at work down town in a saloon. " In a saloon? It's 
a d — d infernal outrage. I'll write to General Saxton and have 
him returned to his company at once. Taking pen and paper he 
wrote to Brig. General Saxton, " Please return to his regiment Pri- 
vate Jones of Company R. I understand he is at the * Magnolia,' 
setting up ten pins on a billiard table." 

One morning, on Morris Island, the chaplain went into Captain 
C's tent and complained of not feeling at all well ; had a head jache 
and a bad taste in his mouth. The captain's cook, who was an old 
English soldier, after hearing the chaplain's reply, said, " Dominie, 
hexcuse me, Chaplain, but when I was an hossifer's servant in the 
Crimea, they used to 'ave the same symptoms ; but, sir, haskin your 
pardon for the liberty of hinterferin', hif you will take a seidlitz 
powder in the morning hafter bein' drunk hover night, youse find 
yourself bright as a new shillin'." 

The officers of Companys D and E had just finished their break- 
fast one morning at the headquarters of the brickyard picket, on 



108 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol Infantry. 



Port Royal Island, S. C, and were loading their pipes, when one of 
the queerest looking darkies that can be imagined, appeared at the 
door and inquired for the " head captain." Captain Cox was point- 
ed out as such, and the little old fellow, every section of whom seem- 
ed a misfit, made a low obeisance and asked if he would do him a 
favor. The captain told him he would gladly do so if he would 
state his wants. " Well, sah, would you do me de favoh of readin' 
to me 'bout dat prodigal boy what de Bible tolt about? " The captain 
did so, and was asked to read it again, which was done. The darkey 
then had it word perfect he said and intimated that he had a boy of 
that description. Then he said. " 'Scuse me, sah, but you bin so 
kine, would you please write me a letter to my ole woman at Hilton 
Head ? " The captain said, " Certainly I will," and on producing 
paper and all being in readiness, said, " now go ahead and tell me 
what to write." " Well, now, Cap'n, sjr, you better write it yoursef, 
yous married I guess and will know what to. say." " No, no ; you 
must tell me what you want to say to her." He dictated the usual, 
" I now take my pen in hand to let you know that I am not so well, 
tank the Lord, and hope these few lines will find you enjoying the 
same blessing," and after a few more sentences reached his limit and 
stopped. The captain asked, "Well, Uncle, what else?" "Well, 
sah, I guess dat's about all, less you put in ' please 'scuse bad writin' 
an spelling'." 

Several of the officers of the regiment were at Chester making 
the final muster-out rolls, and five of them, on starting for Charles- 
ton, hired an ex-Johnny to take them by wagon to the near- 
est railroad station. It was a long, hot and dusty drive, and about 
two p. m. they reached a large grove of pines, in the midst of which 
were some twenty or more negro houses, evidently the quarters of 
some large plantation. On stopping, a large crowd of colored peo- 
ple, mostly women and children, gathered around the wagon. One 
particularly large, fat, greasy negress, with her great fat neck and 
bosom all bare and glistening with perspiration, seemed to be the 
leading spirit of the party. She held in her arms a little stark naked 
pickaninny. The driver said to her, " Aunty, where is the bucket ; 
I. want to give my horses a drink." "No, salh ; no, sah. I don't 
got no bucket foh you. You say de las time you goin fru here you 
gwine show me Gin'l Sherman. Now whah de gineral? You don't 
haf him, so you don't git no bucket." " Oh, that's all right," says 



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109 



trembling with exa'temen^ex a.n ed ^'^w';^!'' H '™": ""' ^"' 

"Oh, tank God ta rr ^:^ To'd ' a^d 'T ''^'""' ''•""'^"■" 
hub of the wheel and thn^r^'ht^lnsa o nd ir"'""","" *^ 

pulled his face toward I,.. T , ^^^''^ captain's neck, 

Do^r, overwhelmed captam all over his fa .L ""' "' 

his struggles and ens; words S e finahv f 7' '" '""' °' ^" 
.ot.the buCet, and the captain tTs : 'al.: td" ■f:tt*t;e'7" 

In the month of Februarv tS*^-? „-i.^ *.u 
brigade in Carver barrac^the ,"«; r'\ a! veT"""' ,"'" '"''' '"' 
and storm.v, and the „u,d all aron "v de p-a:? ^rr'/'^^' 
roads were nearly imnassahl^ -ri , ^ '"^ ordmarv 

unfit for nse One SaH ath 'T'"' '''■■"""" "''^ f""- ^ '^^ 

'^i u^c. v.'ne ^aobatn mornuip- after 3 nriiiT-,]o ^f 1 • r 

shine, the great plaza aronnd which he "rrack of th " 1 T" 

been built, had become n,eas„rablv d.^, re and' thT d 

r^,s':aUr:i:r^°"'"«''°^^'^-*'^^'^ 

uic usual :5aDDath morning- service 

Colonel V^an Wyck had just returned from New York State and 



110 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



offensiveness, its wickedness, and said he had pledged himself to 
quit it forever, and adjured all who heard him to do likewise. 

The meeting closed, and taking the arm of Isaac Roosa, the Com- 
missary Sergeant, the Colonel walked rapidly toward post No. i, en- 
gaged in earnest conversation. Not heeding his steps, he plunged 
into one of the mud holes, ankle deep, and forgetting his pledge and 
admonition, uttered certain words very emphatically, which sounded 
very much like swearing. He condemned the mud Vole to a place 
which, in medieval theology, was supposed to be hot enough to trans- 
form mud holes into very thin vapor in the twinkling of an eve. 
Force of habit, near-sightedness, absent-mindedness, pre-occupied- 
ness and a little recklessness mixed in, afforded ample excuse for 
the awful break. 

After the Peninsular campaign, with its defeats and victories and 
baffled purposes, had ended, Naglee's brigade was ordered to York- 
town, Yz., for post duty, soon to be relieved, as was declared, by new 
troops. But tlie order never came, as was probably originally con- 
templated, and our regiment was then and there separated from the 
Armv of the Potomac, and therefore escaped the horrors of second 
Bull Run, Frederickburgh and Chancellorsville. 

The regiment had been in camp a few days, and the camp ar- 
rangements, for several causes, were as yet quite incomplete. An 
express box for ]\Iajor Sharp was daily expected. This ofificer had 
been discharged a very short time before, and had gone, leaving 
word with the surgeon to receive it when it came and utilize its con- 
tents, solids and liquids, in the entertainment of certain comrades. 

The eagerly looked for box duly arrived. The afternoon and 
early evening had been dark and stormy, with thunder, lightning and 
rain. The notified comrades punctually gathered at the surgeon's 
tent. Partaking of the viands, especially the fluids, caused much 
exhileration. enthusiasm and fluent speech. The Quartermaster, 
having a propensity for speech making, in the exuberance of the 
occasion, mounted a cracker box and exploited the gallant deeds 
of Naglee's brigade during the Peninsular campaign. He spoke of 
battles and skirmishes in which it had participated ; its wading waist 
deep in the waters of the Chickahominy ; of its great service and 
mighty peril in covering the movements of McClellan's army at 
White Oak Swamp and ?rom Malvern Hill to Harrison's Landing. 

There was much loud applause. The Colonel heard the noise 



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and ordered it to cease. The enthusiasm was too intense for in- 
stant obedience. Order for the arrest of the whole party followed. 

The orator was taken to his quarters by a guard, and muttered 
as he walked, looking at the bright, silvery moon, which, through a 
rift in the subsiding storm-clouds, was shining brilliantly, " thaf 
things had come to a pretty pass, that it should be considered an 
offense to make a patriotic speech, even in a Union camp bv a boy in 
blue." 

The speech was merely suspended — not extinguished. Its de- 
livery was resumed by the request of the Colonel himself more than 
two years thereafter, and concluded, with m\ich applause, at the low- 
er end of Morris Island, S. C, at a supper given by Lieut. Fowler, 
U. S. Commissary at that post. 

In the early part of July, 1863. our regiment was sent, with 
other troops, to James Island, and made a demonstration, threaten- 
ing an attack on the Cit} of Charleston by way of Secessionville. 
This feint by General Stephenson's brigade, of which we formed a 
part, had the desired efifect, as it drew some 5,000 rebel troops from 
Morris Island to confront us. They came upon us unexpectedly in 
the night and drove in, in confusion, the 54th Massachusetts colored 
troops, who were on picket. Then there were mustering in hot haste 
and rallying to sustain the colored regiment. The providential ar- 
rival of Rockwell's Connecticut light battery and a gunboat or two 
saved the troops from capture. 

At the first explosion of shells, our Chaplain, the Colonel's broth- 
er, an earnest, christian man. and good preacher, quite properly in- 
quired of his brother, " Charles, where shall I go?" The Colonel, at 
the first inquiry, paid no attention, but when the Chaplain seized 
him bv the leg and again made the same inquiry, the Colonel, quite 
forgetting his charge to the boys about cursing and swearing at 
Carver's Barracks on that Sunday morning, answered, " You can 
go to if you want to." mentioning the place to which he con- 
signed the offending mud hole. The Chaplain, however, did no 
such thing ; be mounted the well known horse " Barney " and went 
toward the landing. 

The regiment was in camp at Beaufort. S. C. recruiting 
and recovering from the awful experience on Seabrook Island in the 
summer of 1863— that place full of doleful creatures, stagnant 



112 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



swamps, luxurious vegetation, the home of fevers and tropical pesti- 
lence, where the men contracted fevers and became impregnated 
with germs of malignant disease, which began to develop, from 
which diseases many died and veiy many were dangerously sick, 
both in camp and hospital. 

Colonel Van Wyck was among those who suffered severely from 
malarial fever, or chills and fever. The attacks came on periodical- 
ly. During one of the more than usually severe spells, he was 
prostrated to the ground and cried out, " Quick ! Go to George," 
meaning the very popular, skillful and good-hearted hospital stew- 
ard, " and tell him to send me some medicine right away — tell him 
how bad I am." 

This message was duly communicated to the steward. It so 
happened that a few days before, the Colonel, for some quite trifling 
offense, had put him under arrest and had not released him. The 
messenger said to George, " The Colonel is very bad, and unless he 
has the medicine right away, he may die." 

The hospital steward replied, " I can't help it. Let him die and 
be d — d. I am under arrest ; that stops all business. Tell him if 
he releases me he can have the medicine." 

The Colonel being informed of existing conditions immediately 
ordered the release of the steward, and thereupon got his medicine, 
which gave him speedy relief. George frequently related how he 
got ahead of the Colonel. 

The white aristocratic residents of several of the sea islands on 
the coast of South Carolina, including the City of Beaufort, the 
Newport of the south, abandoned their plantations and mansions, 
and resident negroes, with many from the mainland, took possession 
of many of them. 

Humanitarian societies in the north, especially in Massachusetts, 
the Freedman's Society among them, by agents, teachers and several 
preachers, made well directed efforts to bring the ignorant, swarm- 
ing mass to civilization, education and Christianity. This enter- 
prise was at length placed under the guidance and protection of the 
War Department. Many refined and educated ladies, and several 
male teachers and preachers, left northern homes and upon these 
islands labored in the above capacity. 

General Rufus Saxton, civil and military governor of South 
Carolina, was nominally, at least, at the head of it, and great good 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. V. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 113 



was done. These teachers were often called Gideonites. Colonel 
Van Wyck took deep interest in this benign work. He made many 
addresses to gatherings of the colored people, with much success. 

One Sabbath morning in the spring of 1864, he was to address 
a gathering of colored people at the Central Baptist Church on St. 
Helena Island. At the church many of the fugitive nobility of the 
island, in ante bellum days, were accustomed to worship. It was 
utilized as a place for a day school for colored children and for 
sacred worship on Sunday. He was accompanied by his mother, 
his aunt, Mrs. DuBois, Chaplain Geo. P. Van Wyck, Capt. James 
DuBois, and Quartermaster Shafer. They went by rowboat, man- 
ned by two lusty freedmen, who sang occasionally as it glided along, 
strange, sweet and solemn melodies. 

The church was shaded by lofty live oaks with pendulous moss 
hanging from their widespreading branches. It overflowed with 
colored people, from the little child to the hoary head. The women 
wore dark frocks with white aprons. Some with bright colored 
headkerchiefs and some with straw hats with gay feathers. 

It was a picturesque assemblage. There were several lady teach- 
ers present, all white, except one of olive complexion, an octoroon, a 
graceful, cultured lady from the north, with fine education and great 
gifts as an authoress. The people sang in rich, sweet tones, great 
rolling waves of sound, " Roll, Jordan, Roll," " Go Down in the 
Lonesome Valley," etc. 

The Colonel appeared in his brightest uniform, but his effort was 
not a success. He halted and rambled through a long address. 
This was to his comrades at first inexplicable. It so happened that 
one of the teachers, bright and pretty, with glittering eyes, sat direct- 
ly in front of him and looked up in his face with inquisitive gaze. 
The effect was quite curious. He was under a sort of charm or 
spell. He afterwards said, " That devilish watch-eyed Gideonitess 
who sat in the seat before me looked right up in my face a steady 
and most disconcerting gaze. It nearly broke we down several 
times." 

Tliis unpleasant experience, perhaps never occurred before or 
afterward, in all the long and varied career of the gifted Colonel. 
He continued his labor of love whenever opportunity offered. The 
Chaplain, also, earnestly labored in the vineyard. He united in 
wedlock a number who in cruel slavery days had lived in concubin- 
age. 



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The Colonel, while in camp at a certain place, in some unaccount- 
able manner, became the proud possessor of a good, fat goose, which 
he directed his cook to prepare for dinner. He invited a few of his 
favorite officers to partake of his hospitality, and made great pre- 
parations to entertain them in grand style. The fact became known 
by some unknown means and some of the mischievous boys, perhaps 
some of the officers were the real instigators, undertook to disar- 
range and disrupt the program, at least so far as the goose was con- 
cerned. They set out to kidnap that part of the entertainment, 
which was next to impossible, as the cook was very alert and suspic- 
ious, keeping close to the fire over which was hung the camp kettle, 
with the goose inside and a cover on. 

The problem that presented itself was to get the cook away from 
the fire for a few moments. Quite a number of the boys were gath- 
ered around the fire, irihaling the fragrant odors and trying to dis- 
tract the cook's attention, but to no purpose : he was onto them. But 
where there is a will there is a way. The boys knew that, and as 
they were absolutely certain they had the will all right, they felt as 
though the way must be found. Finally one bright and ingenious 
lad hatched an idea and proceeded to put it in force. He slipped 
around quietly from one to another of the boys around the fire and 
whispered to each one and then walked away, passing in front of the 
Colonel's tent on his way to his quarters, and when out of sight of 
the cook, he approached the sentinel, who was doing duty in front 
of the Colonel's tent, and held a short, whispered consultation with 
him, then went on his way. Soon after, the sentinel, when he reach- 
ed the end of his beat nearest the cook fire, stepped out a little 
farther so he could see the cook, and in a low voice, not loud enough 
for the Colonel to hear, but sufficiently loud for the cook to hear, as 
all was as quiet as the grave around the fire, in accordance to pre- 
vious instructions, said. " Fred, the Colonel wants you." The cook 
was completely taken ofi^ his guard : at once turned around and start- 
ed to go around to the front of the tent, but had taken but a few 
steps, barely turned the corner, when it suddenly flashed upon his 
mind that it was a false alarm — that it was only a ruse to get him 
away from the fire. He turned and retraced his steps in hot haste, 
reached the fire, removed the lid, only to discover that the goose was 
gone. It was never heard from. It vanished as surely, swiftly and 
effectually as though it had evaporated into thin air. Nobody knew 
who took it ; nobody knew what became of it, and consequently the 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 115 



goose dinner was enjoyed by the Colonel and his officers only in an- 
ticipation. 

On the occasion of the raid to Gloucester, when the brigade, in 
command of General Naglee, reached the city about sundown, the 
56th Regiment was ordered into a large, open field in the suburbs, 
with orders to the boys to make themselves as comfortable as possi- 
ble for the night. Guns were stacked, guards posted around the 
bivouac, pup tents put up, a cold lunch partaken of, as orders had 
been given to light no fires, and the boys were just disposing them- 
selves for the night, when one of the General's orderlies came and 
delivered orders for the regiment to march into the city in full 
marching order, with knapsacks packed and all equipments. The 
regiment was ordered to form left in front, with the two right com- 
panies south of the court house square, on the main street and op- 
posite side of the General's headquarters, which was on the corner 
of the main street and the street running along the south side of the 
square. The balance of the regiment to be opposite the square. 
When the regiment was halted, orders were given to stack the guns 
and put a guard over the colors and for the men, with their knap- 
sacks and equipments on, and to be kept on, to stay on the sidewalk 
in place. They were allowed, however, to sit down and rest on their 
knapsacks, or to sit close to the houses and rest against them, but to 
remain in place, ready at a moment's notice to fall in and take arms, 
for any move that the regiment might be called on to make during 
the night, in case of an attack by the enemv. 

It was quite dark when the men were in place on the sidewalk, 
sitting and lying and resting; but they did not remain very long. 
As though by a preconcerted arrangement, nearly every one of the 
regiment quietly slipped ofif his knapsack and as quietly slipped 
away in the darkness. But a few of each company were left to care 
for the knapsacks and things left. "The boys seemed to have an 
idea that General Naglee had ordered the regiment into the city for 
purposes of investigation : at any rate, a thorough investigation was 
instituted. One of the boys went down the street on the south side 
of the square and when just past the rear of the General's head- 
quarters, about opposite the yard between the 'house and carriage 
house, where the General's body guard were stationed, the boy heard 
ducks quacking, and was about to proceed to investigate the cause, 
when he heard General Naglee, from the back porch, call out to the 



116 Fifty -Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



calvary-men, directing tihem to catch a half dozen of those ducks and 
put them in the south front room of the mansion for safe keeping, 
as he wanted them for breakfast for himself and stafif ; and that if 
they were not safely secured under guard, Charley Van Wyck's 
chicken thieves would have them all before morning. The ducks 
were caught and placed in the room designated, which was next to 
tihe front porch, on which a guard was posted, who walked back and 
forth in front of the window which opened out on the porch. There 
was an alley leading from the street on the south side of the house 
to the stable, and a window of the room in which the ducks were 
placed on the side overlooking the alley. The bottom of the win- 
dow, however, was some eight feet from the ground, owing to the 
steep grade of the alley. All this was observed by the boy, who 
being nettled at the General's remark about chicken thieves, deter- 
mined to make good the reputation of the regiment as given by the 
General, and to teach him to take a joke. 

The young man, after sizing up tlhe situation, started out to find 
some suitable and competent assistants. After an hour or so he 
found the certain boy of Company B he was in search of, and con- 
fided to him the situation and the problem, which, after a time, they 
worked out. They secured the services of two tall, stout men, and 
all stole silently, one by one. into the alley, under the window. One 
of the boys climbed onto the shoulders of the big man and silently 
raised the window and climbed into the room, followed by the sec- 
ond young man, and in an incredibly short time they had those 
ducks securely tied onto a cord and lowered to the men on the 
ground, followed by the boys, and the ducks never made a quack, or 
flap of the wing. It was done so quietly and noiselessly that the 
sentry on the porch did not see or ihear anything, and when the 
ducks were called for in the morning, to furnish meat for the Gen- 
eral and staft, they were not to be found. The General was forced 
to console himself with the knowledge that for once he had proved 
himself a true prophet. What the other boys did that night has 
never been fully told. We all had fowls for breakfast, some had 
honey and other good things, but nothing very bad had been done, 
as nobody found any fault, not even the General himself, nor any of 
the citizens, nor the postmaster, on account of the boys overhauling 
the mail for him. 



ROSTER 
FIFTY-SIXTH REGIMENT 

N. Y. Vet. Vol Infantry. 



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Regimental Officers. 



Colonels. 

Charles H. Van Wyck, and Brig. General U. S. V. 
Rockwell Tyler, not mustered. 

Lieutenant Colonels. 
James Joudan, to August 5, 1862. 
Frederick Decker, not mustered. 
John J. Wlheeler, to Feby. 11, 1864. 
Rockwell Tyler, to muster out, and Brevet Colonel. 
Eliphas Smith, not mustered. 

Majors. 
Jacob Sharpe, to August 5, 1862. 
John J. Wheeler, to December 15. 1862. 
Rockwell Tyler, to February 2-/. 1864. 
Eliphas Smith, to October 17, 1865. 
James Dubois, not mustered. 

Adjutants. 
Eli H. Evans, to October 25, 1863. 
Henri B. Loomis, to muster out of Regiment. 

Quartermasters. 
John B. Gerard, to September 5, 1862. 
Jesse F. Shafer, to October 15, 1864. from Co. K. 
Addison J. Clements, to muster out of regiment, from Co. F. 

Surgeons. 
Solomon \'an Etten, to September 28, 1864. 
George H. Fossard, Ooto. 7, 1864, to July 5, 1865. 
Ira S. Bradner, Sept. 19, 1865 ; not mustered. 



120 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. J^ol. Infantry. 



Assistant Surgeons. 

O. A. Carrol, Sept. 2, 1861, to May 13. 1863. 
Albert S. Turner, August 9, 1862. to November 18. 1863. 
Daniel S. Hardenburgh. November ii, 1863, to xA.pril i, 1865. 
Ira S. Bradner. April 25. 1863, to muster out of regiment. 
George K. Saver. Brevet First. TJeut. and Assistant Surgeon. 

Hospital Steward. 

George K. Sayer, from Got. 20. 1861. to muster out of regiment. 

Chaplains. 

Charles Shelling, to December 23. 1862. 

George P. Van Wyck, Dec. 30, 1862, to muster out of regiment 

Sergeant Majors. 

William N. Phillips, to Janviary 18, 1862, 
Demmon S. Decker, Co. F, to February 9, 1862. 
Francis Hines, Co. E, to August 8, 1862. 
John Metca'lf, Co. A, to December 23. 1863. 
Francis Might. Co. G. to July i. 1864. 
Robert C. Roper, Co. H, to January i, 1865. 
James Gowdy, Co. C, to May 18. 1865. 
Frank Hotcilikin, Co. F, to muster out of regiment. 

Quartermaster Sergeants. 

Jesse F. Schafer, original, to Feb. 2/, 1862. See Co. K and 
Or.-Mr. 

Noah D. Smith, Co. H, to muster out of regiment. 

Commissary Sergeants. 

Isaac Rosa, original to April 12. 1862. See Cos. B and C. 
William H. Merp'hy, Co. K, to November 20. 1864. 
William H. D. Blake, Co. C, Nov. 22, 1864, to muster out of 
regiment. 

Regimental Band. 

I'erger. Albert B. Depuy, Elias 

Biddle, John Depuy, George 

Canfiekl. George Depuy, Calvin 

Count. Thomas H. Frost, WilHam N. 

CromAvell, Charles Harding. Blisha C. 



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121 



King, George J. 
King. Hiram T. 
Kirkpatrick, Joseph 
Little, James, Jr. 
S'loat, Cornelius J. 
Stewart. William H. 



Turner, Joshua B. 
Tu-thill, Charles 
Van Cleft, Theodore H, 
Way, Richard D. 
Welch. Theodore H. 
Wheat, Robert A. 



Musicians — Drum and Fife Corps. 



Aher, David, Co. B. 
Aber. George. Co. B, 
Baird, Charles, Co. H> 
Bender. Conrad. Co. D. 
Bradner, Fred H., Co. F. 
De Sylvia, Dwiglit, Co. F. 
Graham, Na'tihaniel, Co. L. 
Grannis, James H., Co. H. 
Hiamilton, William, Co. B. 
Howe, Wesltley, Co. H, 
Kennedy, Lewis E., Co. G, 
King, Henry, Co. D, 
Kinsler, George, Co. K, 



Lamoreux, Timothy, Co. F, 
Mead, Jdhn, Co. L. 
Miiller, Harman B., Co. A. 
Miller, Thomas. Co. G. 
Nixon, Edward. Co. G. 
Pitts, Charles V. L.. Co. H. 
Reynolds, Newell F., Co. D, 
Robinson, John T.. Co. A, 
Robinson, Henry, Co. C. 
Smith, Cornelius, Co. F, 
Smith, William T., Co. I, 
Weightman, Charles, Co. E, 
Young, William, Co. F. 



Record of Field and Staff Officers — Original. 

Van Wyck, Charles — Age, 37 years. Enrolled at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as Colonel, September 4, 1861 ; 
mustered out with regiment, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 
Commissioned Colonel, November 13, 1862, widi rank from Sep- 
tember 4, 1861. Original. Brevet Brig. General, U. S. V. Briga- 
dier General from Sept. 2j, 1865 ; mus'tered out January 15, 1866. 

Jourdan, James — -Age, 29 years. Enrolled at Brooklyn to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as Lieutenant Colonel, December 19, 1861 ; 
discharged, August 5, 1862 ; prior service as Major 84th Infantry. 
Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel. December 20, 1861, with rank 
from December 19, 1861. Original. 

Sharpe, Jacob— Age, 2y years. Enrolled at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as 'Major, September 3, 1861 ; dis- 
charged August 5, 1862. Commissioned Major, June 28, 1862, with 
rank from September 6, 1861. Oniginal. Subsequent service in 
the 156th Regt. X. Y. Infry. \t)1s., as Lieutenant Colonel and 
Colonel. 



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Evans, Eli H. — Age, 25 years. Enrolled, July 31, 1861, at 
Newburg^li, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as Adjutant, September i, 
1861 ; dislhonorably discharged, October i, 1863; also borne as first 
lieutenant on rolls of Company A. Gommissioned first lieutenant 
and adjutant, August i. 1862. with rank from September i, 1861. 
Original. 

Gerard, John C. — Age, 32 years. Enrolled, July 21,, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as quartermaster, July 31, 
1861 : discharged, September 4, 1862. Commissioned first lieuten- 
ant and quartermaster, August 7, 1862, with rank from July 31. 
1 86 1. Original. 

Shelling. Charles — 'Age, 35 years. Enrolled at Newburgh. 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as chaplain, September 16, 1861 : 
discharged, December 23, 1862. Commissioned chaplain, August 
7, 1862, with rank from September 16, 1861. Original. 

Van Wyck, George P. — Age, 35 years. Enrolled at Seabrook 
Island, S. C, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as chaplain ; April 8. 
1863; mustered out, October 17, 1865, wlhile absent with leave. 
Commissioned chaplain, December 30, 1862, with rank from same 
date. Vice Charles Shelling, resigned. 

Phillips. William N. — ^Age, 30 years. EnHsted, September 
19, 186 1, at Ne\vburg*h, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant- 
major, October i, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, January 4, 1862, at 
Warren Hospital, Washington, D. C. 

Discharged. 

James Jourdan, August 5, 1862, Lieutenant Colonel 

Jacob Sharpe, August 5, 1862, Major. 

Eli H. Evans. October i, 1863, Adjutant. 

John C. Gerard, September 4, 1862, Quartemiaster. 

Charles Shelling, December 23, 1862, Chaplain. 

Frederick Decker, November 23, 1862, Lieutenant Colonel. 

John J. Wheder. February 11, 1864, Lieutenant Colonel. 

Surgeons and Assistant Surgeons and Hospital Stewards. 

Bradner. Ira S. — Enrolled, April 25, 1863, at Hilton Head, S. 
C, to serve 3 years : mustered in as assistant surgeon, May 12. 1863 ; 
.commissioned as surgeon, September 19, 1865 ; mustered out with 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 123 

reg-iment. October 17, 18^)5, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned 
assistant surgeon, May 4, 1863. witih rank from April 25,- 1863, vice 
O. A. Carroll, promoted in 143d Infantry; surgeon, September 19, 
1865, with rank from September 19, 1865, vice G. W. Fossard. re- 
signed. 

Carroll. Oscar A.— Age, 34 years, Enrolled. September 2. 
1861. at Newburg'h, to serve 3 years: mustered in as assistant sur- 
geon, September 2^, 1861 ; mustered out. May 13, 1863, for promo- 
tion to surgeon, 143d Infantry. Commissioned assistant surgeon, 
August 7, 1862. witJh rank from September 23, i86r. Orig-inal. 

Fossard. George H.— Age, 25 years. Enrolled. October 7, 1864, 
at Morris Island. S. C. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as surgeon. 
November 5, 1864 ; discharged July 5, 1865 ; prior service as assist- 
ant surgeon, 146th Infantr\-. Commissioned surgeon, October 7. 
1864. with rank from October 7, 1864, vice S. Van Etten. mustered 
out. 

Hardenberg, Daniel S.— Age. 23 years. Enrolled, November 
II, 1863, at Beaufort. S. C, to serve 3 years: mustered in as assist- 
ant surgeon. December 11, 1863; disdiarged, April i, 1865. Com- 
missioned assistant surgeon, November 13, 1863, with rank from 
November 11, 1863, vice A. L. Turner, promoted. 

Sayre. Geor(;e K.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as hospital steward. October 20. 1861 : 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 24, 1864 : mustered out witli regi- 
ment, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. : also borne as Sayer. 
Breveted First Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon. 

Turner, Albert S.— Age, 35 years. Enrolled at Yorktown, 
Va., to serve 3 years, and mustered in as assistant surgeon. August 
9, 1862; discharged, June 30, 1863, for promotion to surgeon. 103d 
Infantry. Commissioned assistant surgeon, August 29, 1862. with 
rank from August 19, 1862. 

Van Ettex. Solomon— Age, 32 years. Enrolled at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as surgeon, September 23, 186 1 ; 
mustered out. October 7, 1864; also borne as Fetterman Van Ettan. 
Commissioned surgeon, September 2Z, 1861. with rank from August 
7, 1 86 1. Original 



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Members of Band. 

BiDDLE, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Middletmvn. to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, September 21, 1861 ; 
mustered out. March i, 1862, at Waslhing'ton, D. C. 

Canfield, George — Age, 15 years. Enlisted at ]\liddIetown. to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, September 21. 
1861 : mustered out. March i, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Count. THo:\rAs H. — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at EUenville, to 
serv^e 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, September 21. 
1861 : mustered out. March i, 1862, at Wasihington, D. C. 

Cromwell. Charles — Age, 2y years. Enlisted at Middletown. 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, September 21, 
1861 : mustered out. ]\Iarch i, 1862, at Wasbington, D. C. 

Depuv, George — 'Age, 29 years. Was enrolled Sept. 10, 1861,. 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band ; discharged, 
Dec. 6. i86t, at Wasbington, D. C, by General Order. No. 91, War 
Department. 

Harding. Elisha C. — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Middletown, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as band leader, September 21, 1861 ; 
mustered out. March i, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

King. George J. — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Middletown. to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, September 21, 
1861 ; mustered out. March i, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

King. Hiram T. — Age, 27 years. Enhsted at Middletown. to 
serve 3 years, and musltered in as musician in band, September 21. 
1861 : mustered out. March i, 1862. at Washington, D. C. 

Kirkpatrick, Joseph — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Middletown. 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, September 21. 
1861 ; mustered out, March i. 1862, at Washington, D. C. Sub- 
sequent service in the cavalry. 

Little, James, Jr. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Middletown. to 
serve 3 years, and musltered in as musician in band, September 21. 
1861 ; mustered out. March i, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Stewart. William H. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Middle- 
town, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, Novem- 
ber I. 1861 : mustered out. March i, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 



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Subsequent service in the Engineer Corps, and captain in the regu- 
lar army. 

• TuTHiLL, Charles — Age, 24 years. EnHsted at Middletovvn. to 
serve 3 years, and musitered in as musician in band, September 21, 
1861 ; mustered out, March i, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Van Cleft. Theodore H. — Age, 24 years. EriHsted at Middle- 
town, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, Sep- 
tember 21, 1861 ; mustered out, March i, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Way, Richard D, — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Middletown. to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, September 21, 
1861 ; mustered out. March i, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Welch. Theodore H. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Middle- 
town, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, Sep- 
tember 21, 1861 ; mustered out, r^Iardh i. 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Wheat. Robert A. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Middletown. 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician in band, September 
21. 1861 ; mustered out. March i, 1862, at W^as'hington, D. C. 



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Company A. 



Captains. 

Thomas S. Marvel, Jr. 
James H. F. Milton. 
John Metcalf. 

First Lieutenants. 

Thomas B. Pope. 
Thomas Atwood. 
John Metcalf. 
Robert C. Roper. 

Second Lieutenants. 

Peter B. Steele. 
Wilbur F. Still. 
Robert C. Roper. 
George R. Black. 
Daniel R. Franklin. 
Wilbur F. Still. 

Allwood. Thomas E. — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one vear. and mustered in as private. Co. A, August 24, 1864 ; 
killed in action. December 7. 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Anderson. John — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Fishkill, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 11, 1864; mus- 
tered out July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Aston, John H. — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve one vear. and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 25, 1864; 
mustered out July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Atwood. Thomas— Enrolled. Jul\- 3. 1861. at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years; mustered in as first sergeant, Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; 
as first lieutenant. September 4, 1862 ; discharged, April 24, 1863, at 
Newbern. N. C. Commissioned first lieutenant. November 17, 1862,^ 
with rank from Seotember 4, 1862. vice T. B. Pope, discharged. 



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Babcock. Wesley — Ag-e, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburg-h, to 
serve 3 years, and mu'stered in as orivate, Co. A, September ig, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864; mustered out with 
company. October 17, 1865. at Qiarleston. S. C. 

Baird. Ira H. — As^e, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve one 
year, and mustered in as orivate, Co. A, September 14, 1864; mus- 
tered out July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Baldwix. Tohn H. — Affe, 44 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, 
to serve one vear. and mustered in as private, Co. A. September 14, 
1864 ; mustered out July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Barlow, William — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. A, October 22, 1863 ; dis- 
cnarged for disability. June 19. 1865. at Washington, D. C. 

Barxe.s. John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; 
died of typhoid fever, April, 1862. at Yorktown Cross Roads, Va. 

Barr. Charles — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Washington, D. C, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, January i, 1862 ; 
discharged for disability, Aug-ust 4, 1862. at Yorktown. Va. 

Barr. Tames — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Newburg'h, to serve. 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31. 1861 ; deserted, 
Aug-ust 6. 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Barton. Isaac — --A.ge, 19 years. EnHsted at Goshen, to serve 
one vear, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 2^, 1864; died 
01 pneumonia. November 15. 1865. at U. S. General Hospital, David's. 
Island. New York Harbor 

Beames, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 10, 1861, at New- 
burgih, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A. July 31. 1861 ; 
deserted. August 28. 1861, at Newburg'h, N. Y. 

Beams. David — Age. 21 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; desert- 
ed, August 20, 186 1, from Nevvburgh, N. Y. 

Bell, Andrew — Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability. September 25, 1862, at Fort Monroe. Va. 



12S Fifty-Sixth Rc/t, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Bell. Samuel — Age, 36 years. Enlisted at Newburg^h, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 1861 : mus- 
tered out, August 16, 1864. 

Benjamin. George — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 24, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Black. George R. — x\ge, 18 years. Enrolled, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. A, July 31, 
186 1 : promoted sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
arv 16, 1864; mustered in as second lieutenant. May 15, 1865; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 
Commissioned second lieutenant. May i, 1865, with rank from May 
I, 1865, vice R. C. Roper, promoted. 

Blakely. John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran. February 16, 1864 ; died. May 2. 1865. 

Blakely, William — Who served as William B. Cramshaw. 
See William Cranshaw. 

Bolton^ John P. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburglli, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 : deserted, August 6, 1861. from Newburgh. N. Y. 

Brewer, Henry J. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgli, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 : transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; deserted. August 29, 
1 86 1, from Newburgti, N. Y. 

Burke, John — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 22, 1863 ; trans- 
ferred to U. S. Navy, July i, 1864. 

Bush. Alexander — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, July 24, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. A, July 
31, 186 1 ; returned to ranks, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
ary 16, 1864; promoted corporal, September i, 1864; returned to 
ranks, July 23, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 186=;. 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Bush, James — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 1861 ; re- 



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enlisted as a veteran, February i6, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Cameron, Samuel — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 : wounded in action, ^Nlay 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; died of 
his wounds, June 24, 1862, in Orange County, N. Y. 

Carlix. Thomas — Age. 28 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861. (See Co. B.) 

Carnes. John — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Fishkill, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A. September 2, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Carroll. Michael — Age, 27^ years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, arid mustered in as private. Co. A, October 22, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Carpoll, Thomas — Age. 24 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at 
Nevv'burgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; discharged for disability. November 7, 1862, from hospital, 
."n^C'V York City. 

Cash, Samuel — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 23, 1861 : dis- 
charged for disability ; no date, at Washington, D. C. 

Chase. Ebenezer — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A. Septem'ber 17, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran. February 16, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Chase. James T. — Age, 2j years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, February 23, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Clark. Frances W. — Age, 2y years. EnHsted, July 14. 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; deserted, August 6, 1861. at Newburg<h, N. Y. 

Clark. Joseph H. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; 
•discharged for disability, April 7, 1862, at Newport News, Va. 



130 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol Infantry. 



Clugston. Hugh — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, July 3, 1861. at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 : died of typhoid fever, September 11, 1863 ; at Philadelphia, Pa. 

Clyde. David — Age, 2y years. Enlisted, July 14. 1861. at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31. 1861 ; 
transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; discharged for misdemeanor. 
October 20. 1861. at Newburgh. N. Y. : also borne as Clovd. 

Coleman. Era.stus— Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one vear. and mustered in as private. Co. A.. March 2, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company. October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Conway. Patrick — Age, 21 vears. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. A, April t, 1862; re- 
enlisted as a veteran. March 23, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

CoRwiN. Daniel W. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 24, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 : re-enlisted as a veteran. Februarv 16. 1864; died of 
chronic diarrhoea. October i. 1864, in hospital, at Morris Island. 
S. C 

CoRwix. Da\id C. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, no date, at Washington, D. C. 

CoRWiN, James F. — Age, 2>^ years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; mus- 
tered out, August 16, 186^. 

Covert, George — Age, 19 years. Enlisted. Julv 20, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31. 
1861 : deserted, August 20. 1861, at Newburgih, N. Y. 

Covert, Henry — Age, 18 vears. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one vear. and mustered in as private. Co. A. March 8. 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C, a* 
Henry O. Covert. 

Cox, Charles — Age, 36 years. Enlisted at Wallkill. to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as orivate, Co. A, March 15, 1862; re-en- 
listed as a veteran. Februarv 16. 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 



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Cranshaw, William — Age. i8 years. Enlisted. July i6, 1861, 
at Newburgih, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; transferred to Co. E. October 31, 1861 ; enlisted and 
served and was mustered out, .'^eptemlber 7. 1864. as William B. 
Cramshaw and Crawshaw. 

Daniels. Ja.mes E. — Age. T^y years. Enlisted. July 14. 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 : transferred to Co. B. August 17, 1861 : disdbarged for dis- 
ability, August 4, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, Va. 

Davenport. Franklin — Age, ig years. Enlisted. June 14, 
1861. at Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, 
July 31, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; first sergeant. December 
25, 1863; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 16, 1864; returned to 
ranks. May 14, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C, as Frank B. Davenport; a'lso borne as Frank P. 
Davenport. 

Davis. Clarence — Age. 19 years. Enlisted. July 28, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, February 15, 1862, at M^ashington, 
D. C. 

Depugh, William — Age. 21 years. Enlisted. July 14, 1861. at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 : transferred to Co. B, and promoted sergeant. August 17, 1861 ; 
deserted. July 13. 1862, from Bottoms Bridge, Va. ; also borne as 
Depew and Depeu. 

DoLAN, John G. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864; promoted corporal, Sep- 
tember I, 1864; returned to ranks, no date; died at Middle Hope, N. 
Y., no date ; also borne as Doland. 

Donnelly, Bvron — Age, 35 vears. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October t6, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, February 15, 1862, at Was'hington, D. C. 

Dranev, Michael — Age, 2^ years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 22, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



132 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Dunn, James — Agt, 22 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A. April 5, 1865 ; no 
further record. 

DuRNO, James — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, April 5, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

DusENBURV, George — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. A, July 
31 1861 ; promoted corporal, July 31, 1861 ; mustered out, August 
16, 1864; also borne as George W. Dusenbury. 

Earl, William H. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; promoted coroporal, September 4, 1862 ; mustered out, Au- 
gust 16, 1864. 

Ellison, Edward — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at NevVburg^i to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864; died of (Chronic diar- 
rhoea, January 12, 1865, in hospital at Morris Island, S. C. 

Ellison, William — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; de- 
serted, August 6, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Evans, Eli H. — 'First lieutenant and adjutant, (See Field and 
Staff.) 

Fairchild, Addison — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 20, 1863 ; 
absent, sick in hospital, at David's Island, New York HaAor, at 
date of muster out of company. 

Fields, John — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at New- 
burgih, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; returned to ranks, January 4, 1862; mustered out, August 16, 
1864. 

Fisher, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Tarr}^own, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 2, 1863 ; 
transferred to U. S. Navy, July i. 1864. 

Fowler, Charles J. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 



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31, 1861 ; transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal 
October 3. 18(^1.2: mustered out, August 16, 1864; also borne as 
Charles Fowkr. 

Fowler, Daniel S. — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 2/, 1864 ; 
absent, wounded, at muster out of detachment, July 5, 1865. 

Fr.\zier, John H. — Age. 25 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 17, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864; wounded in action, De- 
cember 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. : died of his wounds, Decem- 
ber 10, 1864, in hospital at Hilton Head, S. C. ; also borne as Fraziar. 

Franklin, Daniel R. — Age, — years. Enrolled at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; discharged September 17, 1861. at Newburgh, N. Y. ; not 
commissioned. 

Gannon, Daniel — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, February 15, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Garrison, Isaac — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at 
Newburgih, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; deserted, August 6, 1861 ; at Newburgh, N. Y. 

GiDNEY, Gabriel — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, March 2, 1865 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Gabriel N. Gidney. 

Gidney, Isaac — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen to serve one 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 18, 1864 ; mustered 
out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Gedney. 

Gidney, William— Age, 2^ years. Enlisted, July 3, 1861, at 
Newburgli, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864; also borne as Gedney. 

Gilbert, James — ^Age, 29 years. Enlisted, July 3, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; died of dysentery, September 4, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 

GiLLSPiE, Charles E.— Age, 21 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. A, July 



134 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol Infantry. 



31, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1864; returned ro ranks, May 14, 1865 ; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C as Gillespie. 

Glennan, Thomas — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A. September 3, 
1864 ; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as 
Glenon. 

GoRGAN, Daniel — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; deserted, August 26, 
1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. ; as Georden ; also borne as Grogen. 

Gould, James — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 28, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; 
died, February 6, 1862. at Washington, D. C. 

Graff, John A. — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864; died of chronic 
diarrhoea, September 12, 1864, in hospital at Beaufort, S. C. ; also 
borne as John H. Grafif. 

Green, Eugene — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 22, 1863 ; 
wounded in action, December 9. 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; dis- 
diarged for his wounds, May 31, 1865, at Washington, D. C. 

Grev, Patrick — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburg'h, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; discharged, October 
18, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y., as Gray. 

Griffin, Jesse — Age, 36 years. Enlisted at Ne\vburg-h, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 1861 ; 
deserted from Was'hington, D. C, while on sick leave. 

Halstead, Isaac — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 14. 1861, at 
New'burg^h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A. July 31, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864 ; promoted cor- 
poral, September i, 1864; killed in action, December 7, 1864, at De- 
veaux Neck. S. C. 

Hanley, Peter — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A. March 17. 1865 : killed. 
July 23, 1865, by a negro soldier, in the streets of Abbyville, S. C. 



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Han NAN, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 24, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Hannon. 

Hastie, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; transferred to 8th New York Battery, no date. 

Hathaway, Hiram F. — ^xAge, 18 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, 
at Nevvburglh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; mustered out, August 18, 1864. 

Heater, David — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Forrestburgh, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Go. A, October 11, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Heater, George — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Forrestburgh, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A. October 11, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Henry, John — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 23, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, February 25, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Henry, Joseph— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, January 19, 1864, at 
Fishkill, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, January 20, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Qiarleston, 
S. C. 

Howe, Robert — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 19, 1861 ; mus- 
tered out, October 19, 1864. 

Hughes, Charles — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A. March 3, 1862 ; 
discharged for disability, August 25, 1865, from hospital, Fort Mon- 
roe, Va. 

Hunter, Richard R. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. A, July 
31, 186 1 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Ireland, James — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 15, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Ireland, Lev'i — Age. 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve one 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 5. 1864; wounded in 
action, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; absent in hos- 
pital, wounded, at muster out of company. 

James, Peter — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 17. 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A. July 31, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, April 20. 1863, at Newbern, N. C. 

Jamison, John — Age, it, years. Enlisted at Newburg-h, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, November i, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, August 4, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Jennings, Charles- — -Re-enlisted as a veteran, Co. A. February 
16, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. (See Co. B.) 

Johnson, Walter — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at NeWburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, November 7, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, March 14, 1863, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Kennedy, James — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, April 19, 1864, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, May 19, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

KiDD, Oscar W. — 'Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A. September 14, 1864 ; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kills, John — -Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A. August 16, 1861 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 16, 1864; deserted, June 19, 1865, from 
Summerville, S. C. 

Kills, Theodore — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Monroe, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, January i, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

IOrby, George — Age, 39 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as wagoner. Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; returned to company, as private, no date; discharged for 
disability, no date, at Washington, D. C. 

Lameroux, Mathew — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864; promoted cor- 



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poral, December 7, 1864: sergeant, May 14, 1865; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C, as Nathan 
Lameraux ; also borne as Nathan Lamereaux and Nathan H. Lam- 
eroux. 

Lent, Henry — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Newburg'h, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864, promoted sergeant, Sep- 
tember I, 1864; mustered out, July 14, 1865. at David's Island. New 
York Harbor. 

Le Rov, Edward — Age, it, years. Enlisted at Goslien, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 5, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lewis, A. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. A. September 19, t86i ; de- 
serted, February 16, 1862, from Washington, D. C. 

Lewis, Alvey — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 24, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Lewis, James — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 3'ears ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran. February 16, 1864; promoted corporal, Sep- 
tember I, 1864; sergeant, March 27, 1865; returned to ranks, no 
date ; mustered out wit'h company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Lewis. Miltqn — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
New*burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Lounsberry, Marcus D. — ^Age, 36 years. Enlisted at Goshen, 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, Mardh 2, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Mackey, James B. — Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Blooming 
Grove, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, March 
29, 1864 ; died of chronic dirrhoea. October 20, 1864, at Hilton 
Head. S. C. 

Manx, John H. — Age, t8 years. Enlisted at Gosihen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as orivate, Co. A, August 10. 1864; 
wounded, December 7, 1864. at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; deserted, De- 
cember 20. 1864. from hospital. Hilton Head, S. C. 



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Mak\el, Thomas S., Jr. — Age, — years. Enrolled at New- 
burg-h, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as captain, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; discharged, August 5, 1862, at Yorktown, \'a. Commission- 
ed captain, December 18, i86t. with rank from July 31, 1861 ; orig- 
inal. 

Mastox, Daniel — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and inustered in as private. Co. A, August 5. 1864; killed 
in action. December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; also borne as 
Hasten. 

Mastox, Petek E. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, t o 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Go. A, August 15, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. ; also borne as Mas- 
ten. 

McCabe, Johx — Age, 2>~ y<^ars. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years, mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; wounded in action. 
May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks. Va. ; died of his wounds, no date, at 
Norfolk, \'a. 

McCoMi!. Joseph — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 22, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McKenzie. SA^ruEi, — \ge. 32 years. Enlisted at Flatlands, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 2, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Qiarleston, S. C. 

Meade. Joshua — Transferred to Co. A from Co. D, August 17, 
1861, and deserted at Washington, D. C. (See Co. D.) 

Meafov. Martix U. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, no date, at Washington, D. C. 

Medina, Juiju.s — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgli, to serve 3 years: mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, February 23, 1862. at \\'ashington, 
D. C. 

Merritt, C. W. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 
1861 ; died of typhoid fever. May, 1862, near Bottoms Bridge, Va. 



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139 



Merritt. SENECA-Age, 18 years. Enlisted. Julv 14, i86r, at 
Newburgh to serve 3 years; mustered m as private, Co. A Julv\i 
1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. ' -' ^ J . 

Metcalf, JoHN-Age, 21 years. Enrolled, August i 1861 at 
Goshen to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. D, August '16, 
1861. transferred to Co. A, August 17, 1 86 1 ; promoted sergeant- 
major, August 8. 186.: mustered in as first lieutenant. Co A De- 

Zcr;'';8?';r""1' "-"^P^"'^' '^^-^' ^- ^^^^- mustered out, 

eTfirVr ' x"' ' ''''"'• ''"^' ^^°^^ ^^^b°^- Commission- 

ed first lieutenant, November 25, 1863, with rank from April 24 

1863 vice Thomas Atwood, resigned ; captain. May i, 1865 with 
rank from same date, vice J. H. F. Milton, mustered out. 

MiLLEK, Harmox B.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, Julv 3, 1861 at 

.r^mf'vT'r ', >-^^-^ --^-«' i" as musician, Co. A, Julv 
31,^1861; died of tyi^houl fever, January 30, 1862, at Washington, 

Miller. JoHN-Age, 38 years. Enlisted at New York Citv to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October .4 186. 
died of diromc diarrhoea, February 26. 1865, in hospital, at Charles-' 

Miller. SAMLEL-Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburg^h to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. A, Septem J 1^186 
deserted, June 16. 1862, from hospital, at Annapolis Md '* ' 

MiLTox JAME.S H. F._Promoted captain Co. A from Co F 
August 6, X862; discharged, Mardi 31. r'865. (See Co F for full' 

Mills, jAMEs-Age, ^7 years. Enlisted, Julv 14 1861 at Nev.^ 
burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private' Co. A," j.^y 3 186;: 
discharged for disability, no date, at Washington. D. C ' 

.. ^^''^l:''T''' P^^^'^-A^^^' -^4 years. Enlisted, Julv 28 1861 

?8^i df ' ITT ' -^'""^ ""^^^^^^^ '" - P-^i Co A, Julv 
31, 1861 , deserted, August 4, r86i, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Moore, George — Aee 28 vearQ f.,i;.^ a . ^t . 

-rve 3 years, and ™,s.ered t! r:L^Z'X st^^'ry^^T 
re-enhsted as a veteran Fdbmarv t^ tQa ^eptemoer 17. 1861 ; 

pany, October ,7. ,865, Ifch'Ll.^s'^c^'''^'^'' °"' ^^''^ ^°'"- 



140 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Morris, John— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; 
transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; promoted sergeant, Au- 
gust 19, 1864 ; first sergeant, no date ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as John C. Morris. 

Morse, Archibald — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Mould, Moses R.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted. July 3. 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private. Co. A. July 31. 
1861 ; promoted corporal, July 31, 1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 
1864. 

Neeley, Samuel — Age, 40 years. Enlisted. January 4, 1864, at 
Kingston, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, January 5^ 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C, as Sam S. Neeley. 

Nichols, George — Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 1861; 
deserted, August 4. 1861. from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Oakley, William S. — Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Co. A, August 17, 1864; 
mustered out. July 5. 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Odell, George — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 1861 ; 
discliarged for disabilitv, August 9, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, 
Va. 

C)dell, William — Age. 23 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August /ii, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

O'Flanigax, William — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 2, 
1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Ow^ENS, John P. — Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 20, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Owens, Springstead B.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 14, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, 
July 31, 1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Peach, JoHxX J.— Age. 24 years. Enlisted. July 29, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864; also borne as Peache. 

Peattje, James— Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 16, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Peirce. Stephen D.— Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Fishkill, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A. September 3, 
1864 ; mustered out. July 5. 1865. at Charleston, S. C, as Pierce. 

Philips, James L.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 22,, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865. 'It Charleston, S. C. 

Pierce, Frank — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co, A, October 22, 1863 ; died of 
dhronic diarrhea, October 22, 1864, in hospital, at Hilton Head, S. 
C. ; also borne as Franklin Pierce. 

Pillsworth, Jonathan E.— Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Go- 
shen, to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 
10, 1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. ; also 
borne as Pi Is worth. 

Pope, Thomas B.— Age, — years. Enrolled at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; promoted first lieutenant, September 17, 1861 ; dismissed, Sep- 
tember 4. 1862 ; not commissioned second lieutenant ; commissioned 
first lieutenant, December 18, 1861, with rank from September 17, 
1861 ; original. 

Price, Arthur — Transferred to Co. A from Co. B, August 17. 
1861 ; wounded: died, June 17, 1862. (See Co. B.) 

Prince, Alden— Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 3, 186 1, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran. February 16, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



142 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Ouixx, W ILL JAM— Age, i8 years. Enlisted, Februar)- i, 1863, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, Febru- 
ary 28, 1865; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Ri CUTER. Alphox.^e — Age, 25 years. luiroUed, jul\- 14, 1861, 
at Newburg'h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 
31. 1861 ; transferred to Co. B, and promoted first sergeant, August 
17, 1861 ; second lieutenant. October 3, 1861 ; mustered in as first 
lieutenant, December 31, 1862; discharged for disabiUty, May 29, 
1864. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 5, 1862, with 
rank from October 3, 1862. vice I. Rosa, promoted ; first lieutenant, 
December 30, 1862, with rank from October 3, 1862, vice J. J. Cox, 
promoted. 

RiLAXDS, WiLLL\M — Age, 21 ycars. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A. September 2, 1863; 
transferred to Nav}-, July i, 1864. 

Robertson, John F. — Age, ly years. Enlisted, Jul}- 14, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; appointed chief musician, September i, 1863; re-enlisted 
as a veteran, February 24, 1864; discharged, July 4, 1865, for pro- 
motion to second lieutenant. T28th U. S. Colored Troops; also borne 
as Robinson. 

Ror.ixsox, Charles — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown. to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. A, September 20, 
1863 ; mustered out witli company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
•S. C. 

Rogers, Richard — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September i, 1863; 
nmstered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Roe. Willl\m M. — Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, ami mustered in as private, Co. A, Fehruarv 16. 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Roper. Robert C. — Promoted second lieutenant. Co. A. from 
Co. H. and mustered in January i. 1865; promoted first lieutenant 
and mustered out with compau}'. (See Co. H.) 

Rosa. James H.— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 16, 1861 ;. 



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re-enlisted as a veteran. February i6, 1864: promoted corporal. Sep- 
tember I, 1864; serg-eant. May 14, 1865; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Roosa. 

RosENBURGH. IsAAC— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, 
at Newburg-h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; deserted, Septem- 
ber I, 1861. at Newburgh, N. Y. ; also borne as Jacob Rosenburgh. 

Rush, Francis W.— Age, 26 years. Enrolled, July 17, 1861, 
at Newburgli. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, no date; mustered in as second 
lieutenant, Co. F, December 15. 1863; died of typhoid fever, Decem- 
ber 25, 1863, at Beaufort. S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, 
November 25, 1863, with rank from October i, 1863, vice H. B. 
Loomis, promoted. 

Rush. Samuel D.— Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 17. 1861, at 
Newburg-h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; died of consumption. November 28, 1862, at Newark, N. J. 

ScoFiELD, David— Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 17, 
t86t : re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864 ; mustered out with 
company. Octoher 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as David L. Sco- 
field : also borne as Daniel Scofield and as Schofield. 

Scott. Mason D.— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 > cars : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 : mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Secor, Daniel— Age. 28 years. Enlisted, July 17. 1861. at 
Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 
16, 1864: discharged for disability. November 4. 1864. from De- 
camp Hospital, David's Island. New York Harbor. 

Secor, James— Age, 23 years. Enlisted, Julv 17. 1861. at New- 
bugh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private Co, A. Julv 31 1861 • 
discharged for disability, July 13. 1862, at Fort Monroe, Va. ' 

Sharot, Philip M.-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 3. 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A July 31 
1861; transferred to Co. E, October 31, 1861 ; discharged for dis- 
ability, December 31. 1862, at Fort Monroe, Va., as Philip Sherat 



144 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Shepard, Alexander — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, January 23, 1864 ; 
mustered out, August 29, 1865, at Albany, N. Y., as Slieppard. 

Simpson, Cornelius — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 27, 
1864 ; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Skigell, Joseph — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; deserted, August 6, 186 1, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Smith, Henry — Transferred to this company from Co. D, Au- 
gust 17. i86t ; discharged, July 11, 1863. (See Co. D.) 

Smith, Oliver — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 1861 ; 
deserted, September 25, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Smitpi, Oscar C. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 3, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; transferred to Co. E, October 31, 1861 ; discharged for 
disability. July 26, 1863, at F"olly Island, S. C. 

Smith, Peter — Age, 42 .years. Enlisted and mustered in as 
private, Co. A, July 28, 1862 ; mustered out as of Co. I, i8th Regi- 
ment, Veteran Reserve Corps, June 29, 1865, at Washington, D. C. 

Stafford, Joseph H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serv^e one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, April 20, 1864 ; 
died of chronic diarrhea, September 20, 1864, in hospital, at Hilton 
Head, S. C. 

Stead, William C. — Age, 31 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, 
at Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 
31. 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16. 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Steele, Peter B. — Age, — years. Enrolled, July 31, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as second lieutenant. Co. 
A, September 17, 1861 ; discharged, August 5, 1862, at Yorktown, 
Va. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 18, 1861, with 
rank from September 17, i86t ; original. 

Sterling, William— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, Julv 14. t86i. 
at Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 



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31, 1861 ; transferred to Co. B, and promoted corporal, August 17, 
1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 
29, 1864 ; promoted corporal, no date ; returned to ranks, January 
18, 1865 ; mustered out with company, Octoiber 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Sterling. George — Transferred to Co. A, from Co. B, by re- 
enlistment as a veteran: mustered out with company. (See Co. B.) 

Still, Wilber F. — Age, 20 years. Enrolled, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. A, July 
31, 1 86 1 ; as second lieutenant, November 17, 1862, with rank from 
September 4, 1862, vice P. B. Steele, resigned. 

Sturgeon, George — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
S'crve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 31, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Sullivan, George M.— Transferred to Co. A from Co. D, Au- 
gust 17, 1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. (See Co. D.) 

SuTLiEF, John — -Age, 2/ years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 23, 1861 ; re-enlisted 
as a veteran, February 16, 1864; promoted corporal, March 27, 1865 ; 
sergeant. May 14, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Taylor, Joseph — -Age, 18 years. Enhsted, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; deserted, September 
16, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Thurston, Isaac — Transferred to Co. A from Co. B. August 17, 
1861 ; deserted, August 20, 1861. (See Co. B.) 

TiCE, George — Transferred to Co. A from Co. D, August 17. 
1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. (See Co. D.) 

ToEY, Michael — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Newburgh. to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 16, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Tooey ; also borne 
as Toohey. 

Tompkins. Stewart — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, July 29, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, July 



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31. 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 16. 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, September i. 1864: first sergeant. May 14, 1865; mustered 
out with company. October 17. 1865. at Charlestou, S. C. 

ToRRF.v. Ferdixa.xd — Aije. 23 years. Enlisted. July 20, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private. Co. A, July 
31. i86t ; mustered out. August t6. 1864. 

TuRXF.R. Charles F. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, tO' 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Co. A. August 12, 1864: 
mustered out. July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Tl'tti.i:. Cif.orge — Age. 26 years. Enlisted. July 17. t86i, at 
Newburgh. to serve 3 years: mustered in as corporal, Co. A, July 
21. 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date: died of consumption, Novem- 
ber I. 1862. at Vorktown. \'a. 

\'ax Goruex, Alpheus — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, July 16, 
i86i. at Xevvburgh. to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, 
July 31, 1861 : transferred to Co. E. October 31, 1861 : promoted 
corporal, no date; discharged for disability. January 12, 1863. at 
Fairfax, \'a. 

\^\x GoRDEX, Samuel — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; transferred to Co. E. October 31. 1861 ; discharged for 
disability, September 29, 1862, at New York City. 

\'\x GoRDKx, A\'iLLL\M — Age, 27 ycars. Enlisted at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. A, October 
17, i86r ; discharged for disability, no date, at Washington, D. C. 

Vax \'(^rt, J.\mes — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
starve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. A, September 19, 
1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
ary 16, 1864: promoted sergeant, September i, 1864; discharged, 
March 18, 1865, for promotion as first lieutenant, 128th U. S. Col- 
ored Troops. 

y.\y:z\]Ai. Marshall — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Poughkeep- 
sie, to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 
3, 1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Waddell, Robert — .\ge, 19 years. Enlisted, Jul}- t6, 1861. at 
Newburgh. to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. A, Julv 31, 
1861 : transferred to Co. B, August 17. 1861 ; no further record. 



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Waddington, Newman— Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 23, 
1863; mustered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

A\' ALLACE, Joseph — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 24, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out. July 5. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Walsh, William — Age, 19 years. Enlisted. July 17, 1861, at 
Nevvburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 : transferred to Co. B and promoted corporal, August 17, 1861 ; 
wounded in action. May 31. 1862, at Fair Oaks. Va. : no further 
record. 

Walter, D.wid — Age, 20 years. Enlisited at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 24, 1864; mus- 
tered out, Jul}- 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Walter. Joseph — Transferred to Co. A from Co. D, August 17, 
1861 : discharged, March 2fK 1863. (See Co. D.) 

Warner, Charles — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, no date, at Washington, D. C. 

Wasen, Wilijam — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Tarr^irown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 20, 1863 ; 
died of disease, December 11, 1864. at Morris Island, S. C. 

Wescott, AL:\rERON — Age. 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 17, 
t86i ; wounded in action. May 23, 1862, at Bottom's Bridge, Va. : 
deserted, December, 1862. while sick on furlough, at Albany, N. Y. 

Wescott, Volnev — Age, 20 years. Enlisted. July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. A, July 
31, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; deserted, June. 1862. while on 
the march to the Peninsula, \^a. 

Wheeler, Asa — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, October 22, 1863 ; dis- 
charged for disability. June 9. 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

WiLKiNS, D wiD — Age. 35 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A. August 16. 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, no date, at Washington, D. C. 



148 Fifty-Sixth Regt, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Williams, Benjamin I. — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Poug-h- 
keepsie, to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, Au- 
gust II, 1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Williams, Casteline — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, March 2. 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Williams, James H. — Age. 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 
1861 ; deserted, no date. 

Wilson, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A. August 16, 1861 ; trans- 
ferred to Co. B, August 17, 1861 ; deserted, August 20, 1861, at 
Newburgh, N. Y. 

Williamson, Samuel — Transferred to Co. A from Co. B, no 
date; mustered out with company. (See Co. B.) 

Wood, John — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 1861 ; deserted, 
August 6, 186 1, at Newburgh. N. Y. 

Wood, Lewis F. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Dover, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. A, August 18, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

ZiNDLE, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and nuistered in as private, Co. A, September 17, 1861 ; 
wounded in action, 2^1ay 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; died of his 
wounds, July 4, 1862, at Boston, Mass. 

ZiDDLE, Rexsall AR— Age. 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. A, September 19, 
1861 : mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Killed in Action. 

Thomas E. Alhvood, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Isaac Halstead. December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck. S. C. 
Peter Hanley, July it,. 1865, at Abbyville, Ga. 

\\'ounded in Action. 

Samuel Cameron, May 31, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Daniel S. Fowler, no record of place or date. 



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John H. Frasier, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Eugene Green, December 9, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Levi Irelaiul, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck. S. C. 
John H. Mann, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Jdhn McCabe, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Aimeron Wescott, May 23, 1862, at Bottoms Bridge, Va. 
John Zindle, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Died of Disease and Wounds. 

John Barnes, April, 1862, at Yorktawn Cross Roads. 
Isaac Barton, November 15, 1865. at David's Island. 
John Blakely, May 2, 1865. no place given. 
Samuel Cameron. June 24. 1862, at Orange County. 
Hugh Clugston, September 11, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa. 
Danie'l W. Corwin, October i. 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 
John G. Dolan, no date, at ]\Iiddle Hope, N. Y. 
Edward Ellison, January 12. 1865. at Morris Island. S. C. 
John H. Frasier, December 10, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
James Gilbert, September 4. 1863. at Beaufort, S. C. 
James Gould, February 6, 1862. at Washington, D. C. 
John A. Grafif, September 12. 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Eugene Green, May 31, 1865, at Washington, D. C. 
James B. Mackey, October 20, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
C. W. Merritt, May, 1862, near Bottoms Bridge, Va. 
Jofin Miller. February 26, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 
Franklin Pierce, Octdber 22, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
Samuel D. Rush, November 28, 1862. at Newark, N. J. 
Joseph H. Stafford, September 20, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
George Tuttle, November i, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 
William Wasen, December 11, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 
John Zindle, July 4, 1862, at Boston, Mass. 

Discharged. 

Thomas Atwood, April 24, 1863, for disability. 
William Barlow, June 19, 1865, for disability. 
Charles Barr, August 4. 1862, for disabilitv. 
Andrew Bell, September 25, 1862, for disability. 
Thomas Carroll, November 7, 1862. for disability. 
Samuel Cash, no date, for disability. 



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David C. Corwin, no date, for disability. 

James E. Daniels, August 4, 1862, for disability. 

Clarence Davis. February 15. 1862, for disability. 

Byron Donnelly, February 15. 1862, for disability. 

Daniel R. Franklin. September 17. 1861, for disability, 

John Henry. February 25, 1862. for disability. 

Charles Hughes, August 25, 1865, for disability. 

Peter James, April 20. 1863, for disability. 

John Jamison. August 4. 1862, for disability. 

George Kirby. no date, for disability. 

Thomas Marvel, Jr.. August 5, 1862, resigned. 

Martin Y. Meafoy, no date, for disability. 

Julius Medina, February 23, 1862, for disability. 

James Mills, no date, for disability. 

George Odell. August 9, 1862, for disability. 

Thomas B. Pope, September 4, 1862, dismissed. 

John F. Robinson, July 4. i^^^S- for promotion. 

Daniel Secor, November 4. 1864. for disability. 

James Secor, July 13, 1862. for disability. 

Henrv Smith. July 11. 1863. for disability. 

Peter B. Steele, August 5, 1862. resigned. 

Wilbur F. Still, August 20, 1864, resigned. 

William Van Gorden, no date, for disability. 

Tames Van \'ort. ^larch t8. 1865, for promotion. 

Joseph Walter. ^larch 26. 1862. for disability. 

Charles Warner, no date, for disability. 

Asa Wheeler. June 9, 1864, for disability. 

David \\'ilkins. no date, for disability. 

Transferred. 

John Burke, July i, 1864, to U. S. Navy. 
John Fisher, Ttvly i, 1864. to U. S. Navy. 
John Hastie, July 31, 1861, to 8th N. Y. Battery. 
William Rilands,^July i, 1864. to U. S. Navy. 
Peter Smith, no 'date, to X'eteran Reserve Corps. 



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151 



Company B. 



CaI'TAIXS. 

Charles F. Thayer. 
James H. Smith. 
Norman Perkins. 
Alfred W. Lomas. 
Melville Sears. 

First Lieutenants. 

Effingham \'anderburgh. 
Alfred W. Lomas. 
James J. Cox. 
Alphonse Richter. 
Edward H. Lomas. 
Jeremiah Strickland. 

Second Lieutenants. 

Alfred W. Lomas. 
James J. Coyi. 
Isaac Roosa. 
Alphonse Richter. 
Algernon Rose. 
Jesse L. Stivers. 
Calvin Lambert, 

Abner, David — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 }ears. Mustered in as musician, Go. B, August 
17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Co. I, February 20, 1864; returned 
to company, as a private, no date ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Aber^ George — Age, 30 years. EnHsted. July 19, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serv'e 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Go. B, August 17, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; returned to ranks 



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no date; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

AcKERLEVj EtEXEZER W. — Age, 35 vears. EnHsted at Kingston 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 7, 
1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Aldridge, William — Age. 40 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve three years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, 
August 16. i86t ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Austin, Ira — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 17, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. . 

Bardsly, Samuel — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, July 17. 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
17, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, Feb- 
ruary 29, 1864 ; returned to ranks, no date ; discharged for disability, 
June 6, 1865. 

Barry, Corxelius — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
Xe\yburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, January i, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Beans, David — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. B. August 16, 
1861 ; deserted, August t8, t86i, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Becker, Charles — Age, 25 years. Enrolled, July 17, 1861. at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16. 1861 ; promote<l to sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, 
February 29, 1864; promoted first sergeant, April i, 1865 ; mustered 
in as second lieutenant, Co. G. ]\Iay 17, 1865 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second 
lieutenant, ]\Iay 31, 1865, with rank from ]\Iay i. 1865, vice F. 
Might, promoted. 

Bennett, William — Age, 39 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; mustered out, August t6. 1864. 



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Bensen, Charles — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at 
Newburg-h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C, as Banson. 

Blanch ARD, Edward — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. B, October 23, 
1863 ; wounded in action, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; 
mustered out, September 4, 1865, at Albany, N. Y. 

Bleeker. Johx — Age, 2,2 years. EnHsted, July 18, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; deserted, August 18, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

BoGARDus. Frederick — Age, 37 years. Enlisted, August i, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, 
August 16, 1861 ; deserted, August 15, 1862, from Harrison's Land- 
ing, Va., as Borgardus. 

Bolander. John— Enlisted at Goshen, to serve one year, and 
mustered in as private, Co. B, August ii, 1864; no record subse- 
quent to April 30, 1865. 

Booth, David — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August 13, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, December 20. 1862. 

Boyd, James — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. B, August 16, 
1861 ; promoted sergeant, November 20, 1863 ; mustered out, Au- 
gust 16, 1864. 

Brewer, Henry J. — Transferred from Co. A, August 17, 1861 ; 
to Co. B, and deserted, August 29, 1861. (See Co. A.) 

Brooks, Charles — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 26, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 

16, 1861 ; wounded, and missing in action, May 31, 1862; no further 
record. 

Brown, Charles — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, July 15, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 

17, 1861 ; deserted, August i, 1862, from Harrison's Landing, Va. 
Brown, Dewitt — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 15, 1861, at 

Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; died of disease, May 15, 1863, at Seabrook Island, S. C. 



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Brown, Walter C. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Highland, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, January 4, 1864; 
wounded in action, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; absent, 
wounded, in hospital, at muster out of company. 

Brundage, Charle.s — Age, 20 years. EnHsted, July 21, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 17, 1861 ; mustered out. August 16, 1864. 

BuLECUTiXE. John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 11, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Caller. Samuel — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 28, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; deserted, August 22^, 1861, at Xewburgh, N. Y. ; also 
borne as Colleas. 

Carlin, Thomas — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, July 14, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. A, July 31, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. B. August 17, 1861 ; discharged for mis- 
demeanor, October 20, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Clark. Hiram — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as prifate, Co. B, September 3, 1864; 
mustered out. July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Collins, John — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, January 10, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Collins, Thoimas — Age, 30 years. EnHsted at Newburgh, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 18, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Cooper, Rof.ert — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 24, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

CoRwiN, B. David — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, July 9, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, July 16, 
1861 : deserted, July 20, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Cox, James J. — Mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. B, Febru- 
ary 7, 1862 ; first lieutenant, April 10, 1862 ; and promoted captain, 
Co. I, October 4, 1862. (See Co. D.) 



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Crosp.v. John — Age, 19 years. Enlisted. July 18, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 17, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, Julv 17. 1864: mustered out with company, October 17, at 
Charleston. S. C. ; also borne as John D. Crosby. 

Cu'iLER, Richard — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 15, 1864; 
wounded, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; mustered out, x^u- 
gust 15, 1865, from McDougal Hospital, New York Harbor. 

Daniel.s, Jami-:s E. — Transferred from Co. A to Co. B. August 
17, 1861 ; discharged for disability, August 4. 1862. (See Co. A.) 

Decker, Morrlson — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 7, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1864, at Charleston, S. C. 

Degroat, Samuel — Age. 18 years. EnHsted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 16, 1861 ; 
appointed wagoner, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 16, 
1864 ; returned to company as private, no date ; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

. Denning, Jame.s — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 7, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Dennin ; also 
borne as Denin. 

Depugh, Whxiam — Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, August 
17, 1861 ; deserted, July 13, 1862. (See Co. A.) 

Devine, James — Age, 22 years. En'listed at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 15, '1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Divine. 

DoLAN, John J. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 12, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years, mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; deserted, August 22, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Drake, Nelson B. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, March 10, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Dunlap, John.son — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Highland, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, February 10, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 



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DuNLAP, SaxMuel H. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 30, 
1864, at Lum'berland, to serve one year, and mustered in as private, 
Co. B, October 30, 1864; mustered out, June 10, 1865, at David's 
Island, New York Harbor, as Samuel W. Dunlap ; also borne as 
Samuel M. Dunlap. 

Eaton, Henry E. — Age, 31 years. Enlisted, August 4, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 : mustered out, August 16, 1864; also borne as Henry 
C. Eaton. 

Edmonds, William — Age, 31 years. Enlisted, July 20, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B. Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, January 30, 1863, at Con- 
valescent Camp, Va. 

Eldred, George — Age, 25 years. Enhsted, July 16, 1861, at 
Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November 2. 1863, at Beau- 
fort, S. C. 

Elliott, Edward — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 : deserted, August 24, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Fagens, Thomas — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 28, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; transferred to United States Navy, December 12, 1863, as 
Thomas Fagans. 

Farrell, Francis C. — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Poughkeep- 
sie, to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 
6, 1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Francis 
O. Farrell. 

Ferkel, Jacob — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, July 21, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, April 9, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Flannigan, Edw^ard — Age, 36 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Fehruary 29, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Foos, RicTiARD — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, July 18, i86r, at 
Ne\vburg"h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 

16, 186 1 ; wounded in action, no date ; died of his wounds, Septem- 
ber 18, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, V^a. ; also borne as Richard 
Foas. 

Ford, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 25, 1863 ; 
wounded, at Holley Run, S. C. ; mustered out, August 22,, 1865, at 
Albany. N. Y. 

Fowler, Chari.es J. — Transferred from Co. A, August 17, 1861, 
toCo. B. (See Co. A.) 

F0ZAN.S. Thomas — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. B, August 

17, 1861 ; deserted, August 18, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. ; also 
borne as Logan. 

Gibbets, George — Age. 19 years. En'listed, July 22, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
17. 1861 ; deserted, August 20, i86r, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Gorden, Daniel — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 6, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

GoRDEN, David — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, August 6, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B. August 

16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864 ; deserted on 
expiration of furlough. May 15, 1864. 

GoRDEN, William — Age, 37 years. Enlisted, August 6, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November 11, 1862. 

GoRGAN, Daniel — Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, August 

17, 1861 ; deserted, August 26. (See Co. A.) 

Grady, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at New- 
burg^h, to serve one year ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 16, 
1861 : transferred to the Navy, December 12, 1863. 

Gray, Patrick — Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, August 17, 
1861 ; discharged, October 18, 1861. (See Co. A.) 



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Hamilton, William — Age, i8 years. Enlisted. July 19. 1861, 
at Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician. Co. B. Au- 
gust 16. 1861 ; discliarged, October 30, 1861, by writ of habeas 
corpus. 

Hargraxe. Thomas — Age, 25 years. Enlisted. July 28, 1861, 
at Newburgh. to serve 3 years : mustered in as private. Co. B. Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; wounded, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks. \'a. ; dis- 
charged for woumls, February 16. 1863. 

Harrison. John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. B. October 27, 1863 ; de- 
serted. Jul\- 28. 1864, from Beaufort. S. C. 

Harrison, John J. E. — -Age. 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Co. B, August 13, 1864; 
wounded, no date : mustered out. July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Han-rrmever. John — Age. 30 years. Enlisted. July 15. 1861, at 
Xewburgh. to serve 3 years; mustered in as private. Co. B, August 
17. 1861 : discharged for disability, February 10. 1862. 

HiGGiNs, Michael — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. B, October 2y, 1863; 
mustered out with company. October 17. 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Howard, John — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 16, 1864; mus- 
tered out. July 5. 1865. 

Jennings. Charles — Age. 20 years. Enlisted, July 20. 1861, 
at Newburgh. to serve 3 years : mustered in as private. Co. B. Au- 
gust 17. 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. Co. A. February 16. 1864; 
mustered out with company. October 17. 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Jennings, George — Age, 20 years. Enlisted. August 15, 1864, 
at Goshen, to serve one year ; mustered in as private. Co. B, August 
16. 1864: mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charieston, S. C. 

JoBBiNs, James S.— Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, March 11, 1865; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Johnson, James M.— Age 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Co. B, March 9, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Kanf, Eugene — Ag'e. i8 years. Enlisted. August 15. 1861, at 
Nevvburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 29. 1864; mustered out 
with company. October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. : also borne as 
Kain. 

Kelsey. Isa \r — Age, 35 years. Enlisted. Ji-dy 21, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private. Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; deserted. October 15, i86t, at Newburgh, X. Y. 

Keggan, X\Tri \x H. — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Co. R, September 7, 
1864; mustered out. jul\- 5. 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Kix.^LFR, CiEORGE — Age. 20 years. Enlisted. July 16. 1861, at 
Newburg"h. to serve 3 years : mustered in as serg'cant. Co. B. August 
16, 1861 ; transferred to Co. K. November i. 1862; promoted prin- 
cipal nnisician, August c). 1863; mustered out. August 16. 1864. 

Kreegiitek. John — Age. 22 years. Enlisted, August 10. 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, Au- 
gust 17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; died, Au- 
gust 31, 18O4, in hospital, at Beaufort. S. C. ; also borne as Kreigh- 
ter, Kreyter, 

KvLES, joKN H. — Age. 21 years. Enlisted. Jul}- 22. i86r, at 
New^bur^h. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B. August 
t6, 1861 : deserted, August 20. 1861. from Newburg'h, N. Y. 

Laforge, Annisox — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Hig'hland. to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. B, January 7. 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Qiarleston, S. C, 
as Addison L. Laforge. 

Lagon, William — Age, 21 vears. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B. August 2y, 1863 ; absent, 
sick, at muster out of company ; also borne as Laggon. 

Lambert, Allen — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Linnberland, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. B, March 30, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lambert, Calvin— Age, 18 years. Enrolled, August 15, 1861, 
at Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B. Au- 
gust 16, i86t ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; muster- 
ed in as second lieutenant. Tune i, i86q ; mustered out with company, 



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October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieu- 
tenant, May 17, 1865, with rank from May 2, 1865, vice J. L. Stiv- 
ers, resigned. 

Lambert, John — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, July 21, 1861, at 
Newburg-h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disabihty, March 5, 1862. 

Lamhert. Oscar — Age. 21 years. Enlisted, x\ugust 15, 1861, at 
Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 8, 1863, at Conva- 
lescent Camp, Va. 

Lambert, Oscar \\'. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one vear, and mustered in as private. Co. B, February 7, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Lawrence, Andrew J. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, May 10, 
1864, at Highland, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, 
Mav 12, 1864; wounded in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey 
Hill, S. C. : nmstered out, June 9. 1865. at David's Island, New York 
Harbor. 

Leavenworth, Hezekiah — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Deer- 
park, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, March 30, 
1864; died of chronic diarrhea, April 25, 1865, at Sparrowbush, N. 
Y. 

Leavenworth, Sherman — Age. 18 years. Enlisted, August 
3, 1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years: nmstered in as private, Co. 
B, August 17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 29, 1864; 
promoted corporal, July 13, 1864; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Lerov, Michael — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; deserted. August 20, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Lester. John — Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. B, October 2y, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company. October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Leister. 

Lewis, James — Age. 24 years. Enlisted, July 28. 1861, at New- 
burgh. to serve 3 years : mustered in as private. Co. B, August 16, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Co. D, February 20. 1864 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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LirzE, Hrnry — Age, i8 years. Enlisted. July 19, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 16, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; deserted, August 

15, 1864, from Beaufort, S. C. ; also borne as Litts. 

LocKWOOD, John — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 30, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years: mustered in as private, Co. B. August 

16, 1861 ; discharged for disabiUty, February 3, 1863. 

LoMAS, Alfred W. — Age, 39 years. Enrolled, July 15, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. B, 
August 16, 1861 ; promoted first lieutenant. February i, 1862; mus- 
tered in as captain, April 10, 1863; discharged, August ii, 1863. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, December 18, 1861, with rank from 
August 16. 1861, original ; first lieutenant, February 19, 1862, with 
rank from February 6, 1862, vice E. Vanderberg, resigned ; captain, 
December 5, 1862, with rank from April 10, 1862, vice C. F. Thayer, 
resigned. 

LoM \s, Edward H. — Age, 18 years. Enrolled. July 18, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corp^.'ral, Co. B, Au- 
gust 17, 1861 ; promotefl first sergeant, no date; mustered in as sec- 
ond lieutenant, Co. G, December 24, 1863 ; transferred to Co. B, June 
12, i8'")4; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. C, October 22, 1864; 
retransferred to Co. B, no date ; dismissed, January 9. 1865. Com- 
missioned second lieutenant, November 25, 1863, with rank from 
August II, 1863, vice M. Sears, promoted; first lieutenant, August 
12, 1864. with rank from same date, vice M. Sears, promoted ; re- 
enlisted in Fourth Mass. Cavalry, and honorably discharged at end 
of the war. 

LoMAs. Joseph — Age. 22 years. Enlisted at Washington, D. C, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, February I, 
1862 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864 ; promoted cor- 
poral, July 13, 1864; sergeant, October 4, 1864; wounded in action, 
April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; right leg amputated ; dis- 
charged, October 12, 1865, at Decamp Hospital, David's Island, New 
York Harbor. 

LuPRiAN, George — Age. 25 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, November 4, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also 
borne as Lupriand. 



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Lyons, James — Age, i8 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 7, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Mahle, William— Age, 23 years. Enlisted, July 24, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; killed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks. \"a. ; also 
borne as Mahale. 

Martin, Thomas — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 22, 1861. at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, August 

16, 1861 ; deserted, November 8. 1861, from Newburgh. N. Y. 

Mathews, George — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 22, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co B, August 

17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Mathiavs, James — Age, 19 years. Enlisted. July 22. 1861, at 
Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, August 
17, i86t : re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29. 1864; mustered out 
with company. CVtober 17. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

]\Iaxwkll, James — Age, 20 years. Enlisted. July 17. 1861, at 
Newburg^h, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for di.sabilitv, September 5, 1862, at Yorktown, 
Va. 

McAndrews, Rohert — Age, 18 years. Enlisted. July 27. 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, t86i ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 29. 1864: promoted 
corporal. August 16. 1864: returned to ranks, no date; mustered out 
with company. October 17. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

McCaiu:, John — Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, August 17, 
1861 ; wounded at Fair Oaks, Va., and died at Norfolk. Va. (See 
Co. A.) 

McCole, Michael — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 12, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, August 6, 1862. 

McConnell, Hugh — Age. 44 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Co. B. August 15, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 



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McDonald, James — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, October 27, 1863 ; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. 
C. 

McDowell. Willlvm — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 28, 1861, 
at Newburgli, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, July 
31, 1861 ; discharged, August 16, 1864. 

McFapden, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 : discharged, July — , at Annapolis, Md. for wounds re- 
ceived in action. 

McKnight, Dennis — Age. 35 years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, and muS'tered in as private. Co. B, October 27, 1863; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McMannus, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 19, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; discharge*! for disability, December 29, 1862, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

McNearv, Thoma.s — Age. 19 years. Enlisted. August 3, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; wounded 
in action, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; died of his wounds, 
April II, 1865; also borne as Mclneary, McTnearney and McNear- 
ney. 

McNuLTY, James — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, October 27, 1863 ; de- 
serted at expiration of furlough, December 8, 1864. 

McVilla, James — Age, — years. Enlisted at Plattsburgh. to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, March 20. 1865 ; 
discharged for disability, July 11, 1865. 

Merritt, Charles F. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 6, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Might, Francis— Transferred to Co. B from Co. G, January 10, 
1862, and retransferred to Co. G. January 14, 1862. (.See Co. G for 
full record.) 



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Miller, John — Age. 29 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, August 16, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, May 17, 1862. 

MiLLSPAUGH, Virgil — Age, 39 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B. Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; deserted, August 29, 1862, from Harrison's Land- 
ing. Va. 

Moore, John C. — .\^q, 21 years. Enlisted, August 12, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
17, 1861 ; deserted, August 28, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Moran, Edward — Age, 40 years. Enlisted. July 30. 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16; 1861 ; died of disease, September 10, 1862, at New York City. 

Morris, John — Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, August 17, 
18G1. (See Co. A for full record.) 

Morse, Arciiirali) — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, July 23, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; deserted, August 26, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Mullen, John — Age, 40 years. Enlisted. July 27, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 17, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Murray, Joseph — Age, 47 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B. August 25, 1863: 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Nelson. Manning S. — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 14, 
1861, at Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, 
August 17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 29. 1864; mus- 
tered out. October 17, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Nepoy, Martin A. — Age. 22 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; deserted, August 18, 1861, from Newburgh. N. Y. 

Nevill, Dennis — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Gos'hen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co, B. August 13, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Newman, William — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 12, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. B, 
Aug-ust 16, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as veteran, 
February 29, 1864; died of brain fever, July 13, 1864, at Beaufort, 
S. C. 

Nolan, James — Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Hamptonburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, April 7, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also 
borne as Nolm. 

Norman, Charles — Age, 29 years. Enlisted, July 15, 1861, at 
Newburgli, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. B, July 31, 
1861 ; discharged for insanity, March 11, 1862. 

Pelton. Eligob — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
17, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 17, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C, as Eliga Pelton. 

Pepper, William — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, 
at Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; promoted corporal, December 20, 1861 ; sergeant, 
October 3, 1862 ; mustered out, x\ugust 16, 1864. 

Pierce, Samuel — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 13, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
17, 1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Platt, Leander — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 24, 1864 ; no 
record subsequent to February 28, 1865. 

Prestler, George — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864, as George Presler. 

Price, Arthur — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 19, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; transferred to Co. A, August 17, 1861 ; wounded in action, 
May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; died of his wounds, June 17, 1862. 

Probasco, Jacob — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 29, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; transferred to Eig'hth Battery, no date. 



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PuRDY, David — Age, i8 years. En'listed, August 13, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16. 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 29, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, Julv 13, 1864: died of chronic diarrhea, May 5, 1865, at 
David's Island, New York Harbor ; also borne as David K. Purdy. 

Rhodes, Thodus — Age, 19 years. EnlisteVl, August 15, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 \ears ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 17, 1861 ; mustered out, August 16. 1864, as Thaddeas Rhoades. 

Rhvan, Dexnis — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, _ July 19. 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, August 

16, 1861 : re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as 
Dennis E. Ryan. 

RiCHTER. Ai.PHOXSE — Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, and 
promoted first sergeant. August 17, 1861 ; second lieutenant, October 
3, i86t ; first lieutenant, December 31. 1862; discharged for disabil- 
itv, May 29. 1864. (See Co. A.) 

Rider, Eernaxdo — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 7, 1861, 
at Newburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust iT), i86t ; discharged for disability, October 29, 1862, at York- 
town, \ a. 

Rodgers, John— Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 2, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, August 

17, 1861 ; deserted, September 22, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. ; also 
borne as Rogers. 

Rosa, Isaac — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as commissary sergeant, October i, 1861 ; 
promoted secon'd lieutenant, Co. B, April 12, 1862; first lieutenant, 
Co. C, October 3, 1862 ; died, January 19, 1863, at New Berne, N. 
C. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 5, 1862, with rank 
from April 10, 1862, vice J. J. Cox, promoted; first lieutenant, De- 
cember 5, 1862, with rank from October 3, 1862, vice Henry M. 
("■onncUy, discharged. 

Rose, Algerxox S. — Transferred to Co. B from Co. C by pro- 
motion to second lieutenant, and retransferred, June 8, 1864. (See 
Co. C for full record.) 



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RosENBUKGH, IsAAc— Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, August 
17, 1861 ; deserted, September i, 1861. (See Co. A.) 

RosE^"cuANTZ, Maktix — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 20, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, 
August 17, 1861 ; deserted on expiration of furlough, February 6, 
1862. 

Saxiei^s, (Jharles L. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, March 8, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, ( )ctober 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Schmidt, Henrv — Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 19, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Seaton, Daniel — Age, 24 years. EnHsted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as priv^ate, Co. B, August 29, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Seatox. Mark — Age, 29 years. Enlisted, July 28, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 29. 1864; mustered out 
with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Seibert. Richard — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year: nuistered in as private, Co. B, August 11, 1864; no 
record subsequent to December 6, 1864 ; also borne as Sibert. 

Shaw, Hexrv M. — Transferred to Co. B from Co. K, October 
15, 1864; mustered out with company. (See Co. K.) 

Shelev, Ceark — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
one \ear, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 7, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Shelev. Elisha — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 7, 1864; 
died of chronic diarrhea, September 26. 1864, in hospital, at Morris 
Island. S. C. ; also borne as Elijah Sheeley. 

Shelev, William H. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, September 7, 
1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Silverburgh, Levi — Age, 38 years. Enlisted, July 30, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 



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17, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 23, 1863, at New Berne, 
N. C. 

Smith, Charles — Age, ig years. Enlisted at Wallkiil, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, February 14, 1862 ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran. February 29, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany. October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Smith, George — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Smith. James H. — Transferred to Co. B from Co. C, May 18, 
1864, and discharged, July 26, 1864. (See Co. C.) 

Smith, William — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. B, August 
t6, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; mustered out 
with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Sniffix, Eugene — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year ; mustered in as private, Co. B, March 14, 1865 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stringstead, Jacob — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Callicoon, to 
serve 3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. B. August 27, 1862 ; 
promoted corporal, October i. 1864; died of chronic diarrhea, De- 
cember 16, 1864, at Morris Is'land, S. C. 

Sterling, William — Transferred to this company from Co. A, 
August 17, 1861 ; mustered out with company. (See Co. A.) 

Sterling, George — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. B, August 
10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. Co. A, February 16, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stewart, Charles — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, Febru- 
ary 25, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Stewart, William — Age, zj years. Enlisted, August 4, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 19, 1862. 



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Sticke.e, John C— Age, i8 years. Enlisted, August 15, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, 
February 29, 1864 ; promoted sergeant, April i, 1865 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stives, Jesse— Age, 20 years. Enrolled, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 186 1 ; promoted corporal and sergeant, no dates; re-enlisted as 
a veteran, February 29, 1864 ; mustered in as second lieutenant, Octo- 
ber 22, 1864 ; discharged, May 15, 1865, as Jesse L. Stivers. Com- 
missioned second lieutenant, August 22, 1864. with rank from Au- 
gust 12, 1864, vice E. H. Loomas, promoted. 

Strechler. Edward— Age. 20 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, November 
7, 1863 ; mustered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, as Strehler. 

Strickland, Jeremiah— Age. 27 years. Enrolled, July 17, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. 
B, August 16, 186 1 : promoted sergeant, no date; re-enHsted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted first sergeant, no date; mus- 
tered in as first lieutenant, April i, 1865 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned first 
lieutenant. March 14, 1865, with rank from January 18, 1865, vice 
E. H. Lomas. discharged. 

Talmage, Nathaniel- Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, February 27, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C.,' 
as Talmadge. 

Taylor, John— Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, August 17, 
1861 ; deserted, September 16, 1861. (See Co. A.) 

Terwilliger, Harrison— Age, 2t, years. Enlisted, August i, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, 
August 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Februarv 29, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Harry Terwilliger. 

Thayer, Charles F.— Age, 29 years. Enrolled, July 15, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as captain, Co. B, Au- 



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gust i6, 1861 ; discharged, August 9, 1862. Commissioned captain, 
December 18, 1861, with rank from August 16, 1861, original. 

Thurston, Isaac — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
17, 1861 ; transferred to Co. A, August 17, 1861 ; deserted, August 
20, i86r, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

TuTHiLL, Horace — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August ii, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, 
February 29, 1864; promoted sergeant, July 17, 1864; wounded in 
action, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

TuTHiLL, John B. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 11, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, 
August 17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Co. F, February 20, 1864; 
died of pneumonia, October 12, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

TuTiiiLL, John J. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 23, 1864; ab- 
sent, sick, at muster out of company. 

Utter, William — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 23, 1864; 
wounded in action, no date; killed in action, April 9^ 1865, at Din- 
gle's Mills, S. C. 

Vanderburgh, Effingham — Age, 31 years. Enrolled, July 15, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as nrst lieutenant, 
Co. B, August 16, 1861 ; discharged, February i, 1862. Commis- 
sioned first lieutenant, December 17, 1861, with rank from August 
16, 1861, original. 

Van Gorden, Levi — Age, 43 }-ears. Enlisted, July 19, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as teamster, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; returned to ranks, as a private, no date ; discharged 
for disability, January i, 1862. 

Van Kuren, Emery — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, March 30, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Emery S. \'ancuren. 



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Van Vlick, Edward — Age. 21 years. Enlis'ted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 13, 1864; 
died of chronic diarrhea, April i, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. ; also 
borne as Edward Van Meat. 

Waddell, Robert — Transferred to Co. B from Co. A, August 
17, 1861 ; no further record. (See Co. A.) 

Walsh. William — Transferred- to Co. B from Co. A, z\ugust 
17, 186 1 ; promoted corporal ; wounded at Fair Oaks. (See Co. A.) 

Ward, Charles — Age, 18 \-ears. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 16, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Ward, Ostrander — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 16, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Ward, Sylvester — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. B, August 16, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

West, Theodore — Transferred to Co. B from Co. K, October 

15, 1864; mustered out with company. (See Co. K.) 

White, William — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, July 17, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 

16, 1861 ; mustered out, June 16, 1864. 

Williamson, Samuel — Age, 19 years. EnHsted, July 15, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in. as private, Co. B, Au- 
gust 16, i86t ; transferred to Co. A, no date; re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 20, 1864; promoted corporal, September i, 1864; re- 
turned to ranks, July 23, 1865 ; mustered out with company, Octo^ 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Wilson, David — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1861, at 
Newburg'h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; deserted, September 10, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Wilson, John — Transferred to Co. B, from Co. A, August 17, 
1861 ; deserted, August 20, 1861. (See Co. A.) 

Woddle. Robert — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 30, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to sen^e 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864; promoted cor- 



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poral, August 17, 1864: mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Waddle. 

Wood, Stephen — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, May 17, 1864, at 
Hamptonburg. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, May 
20, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, as Stephen H. Wood. 

Wyants, Charles — Age. 20 years. Enlisted, July 22, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, August 

16, 1861 ; discharged, August 18, 1864; re-enlisted in Battery H, 
First Pennsylvania Reserves ; also borne as Weyntz and Weintz. 

Young, James E. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, January 7, 1864, at 
Highland, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. B, January 

17, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, as James C. Young. 

Young, Lewis Cok — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, February 28, 1862 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 29, 1864 ; promoted corporal, 
April 9, 1865, for bravery in capturing enemy's colors at Dingle's 
Mills, S. C ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Young, Samuel — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. B, Mardi 17, 1862 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, March 17, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, ^'^ Charleston, S. C. 

Killed in Action. 

William Mahle, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
William Utter, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

Wounded in Action. 

Edward Blancliard, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

Charles Brooks, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Walter C. Brown, April 9. 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

Richard Cutler, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

Richard Foos, no date or place of record. 

John Ford no date, at Holley Run, S. C. 

Thomas Hargrave, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 



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John J. E. Harrison, no date or place of record. 

Andrew J. Lawrence, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C 

Joseph Lomas, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

John McFadden, no date or place stated. 

Thomas McNeary, April 9. 1865. at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

Arthur Price, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Melville Sears, December 6 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C 

Horace Tuthill, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

William Utter. April 9. 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

William Walsh, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Died of Disease and WY)uxds. 

Dewitt Brown, May 15, 1863, at Seabrook Island, S. C. 
Edward Foos, September 18, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, Va. 
John Kreighter, August 31. 1864. at Beaufort, S. C. 
Hezekiah Leavenworth. April 25. 1865, at Sparrowbush, N. Y. 
John McCabe. no date, at Norfolk, Va. 
Thomas McNeary, April 11, 1865. place not piven. 
Edward Moran. September 10. 1862. at New York City. 
William Newman. July 13, 1864. at Beaufort, S. C. 
Arthur Price, June 17, 1862. of wounds. 

Elisha Sheeley. September 26. 1864. at Morris Island, S. C. 
Jacob Springstead. December 16. 1864. at Morris Island, S. C. 
Edward Van Vleat, April i, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Discharged. 

Samuel Bardsly, June 6, 1865, for disability. 
David Booth, December 20, 1862, for disability. 
William Edmonds. January 30, 1863, for disability. 
George Eldred, November 2, 1863, for disability. 
John Ford, August 23, 1865, for disability. 
William Gorden, November 11, 1862, for disability. 
Patrick Gray, October 18, 1861, for disability. 
William Hamilton, October 30, 1861, for disability. 
Thomas Hargrave, February 16, 1863, for wounds. 
John Havermeyer, February 10, 1862, for disability. 
Oscar Lambert, February 8, 1863, for disability. 
John Lockwood, February 3, 1863, for disability. 
Alfred W. Lomas, August 11, 1863, resigned. 



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Joseph Lomas, October 12, 1865, for wounds. 
James Maxwell. September 5, 1862, for disability. 
Michael McCole, August 6, 1862, for disability. 

John McFadden, July , for wounds. 

John McManus, December 29, 1862, for disability. 

James AlcVilla, July 11, 1865, for disability. 

John Mrller, May 17, 1862, for disability. 

John Mullen, March 17, 1862, for disability. 

Charles Norman, March ii, 1862, for insanity. 

Eligob Pelton, March 17, 1862, for disability. 

Alphonse Richter. May 29. 1864. for disability. 

Fernando Rider. October 29, 1862, for disability. 

Melville Sears. July 31. 1865. expiration of term of service. 

Levi Silverburgh, April 23, 1863, for disability. 

James H. .Smith. July 26, 1864, for disability. 

William .Stewart, Februar}- 19, 1862, for disabiliiiy. 

Jesse L. Stivers, ]\Tav 15, 1865, resigned. 

Charles F. Thayer, August 9, 1862, resigned. 

Effingham Vanderburgh, February i, 1862, for disability. 

Levi Van Gorden. January T. 1862. for disability. 

Transferred. 

Thomas Fagens, December 12, 1863, to U. S. Navy. 
John Grady, December 12, 1863, to U. S. Navv. 
Jacob Probasco. no date, to 8th N. Y. Battery. 



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Company C. 



Captains. 

F'rederick Decker. 
William T. Calkins. 
James Gowdy. 
kenben R. Gillett. 

First Lieutenants. 

Alexander P. Ketchum. 
Henry A. Still. 
Henry M. Connelly. 
Isaac Rosa. 
James H. Smith. 
Melville Sears. 
I'enjamin Tervvilliger. 
P'rancis Might. 
Fvlward H. Lomas. 

Second Lieutenants. 

Henry M. Connelly. 
James H. Smith. 
Melville Sears. 
Benjamin Terwilliger. 
William H. D. Blake. / 

Alexander, Frederick — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Tarry- 
town, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 26, 
1863. Mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. ; wounded in hand, June 18, 1864, on picket on Port Roval 
Island, S. C. 

Armstrong, Bernard — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to 7th New York Battery, October 26, 1861. 



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Armstrong, Uriah — Age, i8 years. Enlisted at Crawford, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 29, 1864 ; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Arnett, Josiah B. — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted. August 12, 1861, 
ait Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; promoted corporal, September i, 1862; mustered out. 
September 8, 1864. 

Baldwin, William — Age, 47 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 25, 
1863; promoted corporal, January i, 1865; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Barnes, George E. — Age 22 years. Enlisted at Ellcnville, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to Co. G, October 26, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran in 
Co. D, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Bell, James H. — Age, 21 years. Enli-;ed at Goshen, to serve 
one year and mustered in as private, Co. C, September i, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Bennett, James W. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Wurtsboro, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
mustered out, September 8. 1864. 

Benton, Samuel — Private, Co. D, First Mounted Rifles ; trans- 
ferred to Co. C, this regiment, October 16, 1861 ; no further record. 

Blake, William H. D. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Mont- 
gomery, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, Decem- 
ber 31, 1863; promoted corporal, September 10, 1864; commissary 
sergeant of regiment, November 22, 1864: mustered out with regi- 
ment, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second 
lieutenant, September 19, 1865, with rank from September i, T865, 
not mvistered, vice B. Terwilliger, promoted. 

BoDiNE. Henry — Agt, 22 years. Enlisted at Walden, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, November i, 1861 ; died 
of typhoid fever, January 12. 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Boyd, James H. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 26, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years: nuistered in as private, Co. C, Novem- 



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ber 2, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, 
February 20, 1864; promoted serg'eant, October 20, 1864; first ser- 
geant, May 20, 1865 ; deserted, June 27,, 1865, from Summerville, 
S. C. " 

Bradley, Johx J. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Craigsville, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
mustered out, September 8, 1864. 

Braffitt, William H. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Craigs- 
ville, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 24. 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Brannan, George H. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Phillipsport, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disabilitx', April 12, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Brannon, Sylve.ster — -Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 8, 
1861, at Montgomery, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
C, August 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability. May 20, 1863, at New 
York City. 

Briggs, Joseph — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C. August 16, 1861 ; desert- 
ed, August 26, 1861, from camp at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Brown, Charles E. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, August 12, 
1 86 1, at Wurtsboro, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
August 16, 1861 ; deserted, March 21, 1863. 

Brown, Nathaniel B. — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to Seventh Battery, October 26, 1861. 

Brownlee, George H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Crawford, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
deserted, October 16, 1861, from camp, Newburgh, N. Y. 

Burch, David — Private ; transferred from Co. D, First Mounted 
Rifles, to Co. C, this regiment, October 16, 1861 ; no further record. 

Button, Frederick W. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 3, 
1863; transferred to U. S. Navw July I, 1864. 



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Calin, Daniel — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 7, 1865 ; de- 
serted, March 15, 1865, from camp at Mount Pleasant, S. C. ; also 
borne as Gelin. 

Calkins, William T. — Promoted Captain Co. C, November 
25, 1862; mustered out, February 12, 1865. (See Co. H.) 

Calver, James H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 15, 
1861, at Salisbury, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
September 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal, December 20, 1861 ; ser- 
geant, May T, 1863: mustered out, September 8, 1864. 

Cameron, Patrick T. — Age. 38 years. Enlisted at Montgom- 
ery, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C. August 16, 
1861 ; transferred to 7th Battery, October 26, 1861. 

Carr, Robert — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, to 
serve one vear, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 7, 
1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Chambers, Andrew — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864; discharged for disabil- 
ity, May 26, 1865, at hospital, David's Island, New York Harbor. 

Chambers, Thomas — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to 7th Battery, February i, 1862; also borne as Andrew 
Chambers. 

Clark, James — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve one 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 3, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Coleman, George W. — Age. 19 years. Enlisted at Crawford, 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 30, 
1864; mustered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Coles, John — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as sergeant, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, November 25, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Connelly, Henry M. — Agi, — years. Enrolled at Montgom- 
ery, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. C, 
August 16, 1861 ; as first lieutenant, February 7, 1862; discharged 



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179 



for disability. October 3. 1862. Commissioned second lieutenant, 
December 18. 1861. with rank from August 16, 1861, original; first 
lieutenant, June 10, 1862, with rank from February 16, 1862, vice 
R. M. Hines. resigned. 

Coombs, Thomas — Age, 26 years. Enlis'ted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C. September 3, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company. October 17. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

CoRKEY, MowBREV S. M. — Age, t8 years. Enlisted at Mont- 
gomery, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. C, August 
16, 1861 ; promoted corporal, November i. 1862; mustered out, Sep- 
tember 8, 1864. Wounded in knee at John's Island, S. C, July 7, 
1864. 

Cox, Michael — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to 7th New York Battery, October 26, t86i. 

Crawford, Alexander — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, March 23. 
1864, at Middletown, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private. Co. 
C, May 17, 1864; promoted corporal, October T, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October ly, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

CuRRiE, Joseph— Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Searsville. to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, November 2, 1861 ; mus- 
tered out, November 10, 1864: also borne as Curry. 

CuRRiE, Robert — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private. Co. C. September i. 1864; died of 
exposure, at Folly Island, S. C, as Curry. 

Decker, Almeron — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Pine Bush, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C. August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to United States Signal Corps, February 13, 1864. 

Decker, Frederick — Age, — years. Enrolled at Montgomery, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as captain, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
as lieutenant-colonel, August 6, 1862; discharged, November 23, 
1862. Commissioned captain, December 18, 1861, with rank from 
August 16, 1861, original: lieutenant-colonel, November 17, 1862. 
with rank from August 5. 1862, vice J. Jourdan, resigned. 

Depew, William W. — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Blooming 
Grove, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, January 



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4, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, as William H. Depeauh. 

DiSBROW, William H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. C, October 26, 1863 : 
detacheid in smallpox hospital, Beaufort, S. C, since June 30, 1864; 
no discharge given at muster out of organization. 

DooLEY, Henry — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 6, 1865 ; de- 
serted, March 15, 1865. from camp, at Mount Pleasant, S. C, as 
Daly. 

DowNiE, Stephen — Age. 30 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 25, 
1863 ; died of disease. December 20, 1864, in hospital, at Hilton 
Head, S. C. ; also borne as Downey. 

Drake, Morris W. — Age. 22 years. Enlisted at Phillipsport, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability. April 12. 1862, at Was'hington, D. C. 

Drown. William — Private. Co. D, First Mounted Rifles; trans- 
ferred to Co. C, this regiment, October 16. 1861 ; no further record. 

Eakley, Ephraim — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Craigsville, to 
serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C. August 16, t86i ; dis- 
charged for disability, November 26. 1862. at Yorktown, Va. 

Eakley, Lemuel — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Craigsville, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
promoted corporal, no date : re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 
1864 ; returned to ranks, no date ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Ackerly. 

Eassie, Thomas — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, July 11, 1863; 
killed in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill. S. C. 

Eckert, Aldred — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Walden, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Acert. 

Eckert, Sears — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Walden, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 17, 1861 ; mus- 
tered out, October 24, 1864 : also borne as Acert. 



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Elooly, Henry — Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 3 years, and mus- 
tered in as private. Co. C, Eebruary 6, 1865 ; no further record. 

Erhart, Gust.w — Age, 31 years. EnHsted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 27, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Evans, George W. — Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 20, 
1864; mustered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

FiNLEY, Daniel — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 13, 1865 ; 
mustered out, November 3, 1865, at New York City. 

FiNNEGAN. Hugh — Age, t8 years. Enlisted at Pine Busb, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal. May 
20, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Flannegan, James — Age. 23 years. Enlisted at Pine Bush, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to Seventh New York Battery. October 26, 1861. 

Fowler, Seymour — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Coldenham, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, Alarch 28, 1864 ; died of fever, January 30, 
1865, in hospital at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Frame, John^ — ^Age, 32 years. Enlisted, at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September i, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Furguson, Willlam B. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Green- 
field, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as corporal, Co. C, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged to enlist in United States Navy, February 19, 
1863, at St. Helena Island, S. C. 

Gallegar, John — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Crawford, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 15, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Gibbons, James — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 25, 1863 ; 
killed in action, December 9, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 



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GoETCHious, David — Age, i8 years. Enlisted, September 13, 
1861, at St. Andrews, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
C, September 17, 1861 ; mustered out, October 24, 1864; also borne 
as Gutchius. 

GoLDER, Abraham H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 2, 
1863, at Brooklyn, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
September 3, 1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Goulder. 

GouRLEY, John B. — ^Age. 43 years. Enlisted. August 14. 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. C, 
August 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 14, 1863, at Hil- 
ton Head, S. C. 

GowDY. James — Age, 22 years. Enrolled, November i, 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. C, 
November 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. Eebruary 20. 1864 ; pro- 
moted sergeant-major, January i, 1865; mustered in as captain, Co. 
C, May 15, 1865; resigned, June 28, 1865. Commissioned captain. 
May I, 1865, with rank from May i, 1865, vice William T. Calkins, 
mustered out. 

Griffin. Merker — Age, 19 years. Enlisted. September 12, 
1861, at Rochester, to serve 3 years: mustered in as private, Co. C, 
September 17, 1861 ; transferred to Xav\-, December 21, 1863. 

GuNsoLLY, William — Age. 22 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, 
at Crawford, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. C, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; died of fever, December 8, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Gumaer, Alexander — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Wurtsboro, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
promoted corporal, February i, 1862; sergeant, July i, 1863: mus- 
tered out, September 8, 1864. 

Hammer, James A. — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, September 14. 
1861, at Bullville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
September 17, 186 1 ; mustered out, October 24, 1864. 

Hardenbrook, David — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Montgom- 
ery, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 
1861 : killed in action, ^lay 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Harris, David B. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 26. 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Harris, Oliver P. — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Oweg-o, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. C, December 31, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Harvey, John— Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 24, 1862; dis- 
charged for disability, October 18, 1862, at Newport News, Va. ; 
subsequent service in 13th Artillery. 

Hedden, Walter— Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Matteawan, to 
serve 3 years, aud mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 186 1 ; 
wounded in action. :\ray 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; died of his 
wounds, June 23, 1862, at Norfolk, Va. 

Hendrickson, Ephraim.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, Septem- 
ber I, 1861, at Rochester, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. C, September 17, 1861 ; died of fever. May 20, 1862, at Rose 
Cottage, Va. 

Henry, Bernard— Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 13, 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
August 16, 1861; re-erilisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; pro- 
moted corporal, December i, 1864: sergeant, January i, 1864; re- 
turned to ranks, June 23, 1865 : mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hideman, Bernard— Age, 2>Z years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 3, 1863; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hines, Richard M.— Transferred to Co. C, this regiment, from 
Co. E, October 15, 186 1 ; resigned, February 6, 1862. (See Co. E.) 

Holmes, Charles O.— Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Wurtsboro, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as corporal, Co. C, August 16,' 
1861 ; returned to ranks, no date; mustered out, September 8, 1864.' 

Houston, David C— Age, 28 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, 
at Crawford, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. C, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; mustered out, Sept«nber 
8, 1864. 

Hughes, James— Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 30, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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HuGHEY, James — Age. 21 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
mustered out, September 8, 1864. (James H. Youey ; see James 
H. Young.) 

Hughes, John H. — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, January 18, 1864, 
at New Windsor, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
January 19 , 1864; mustered out ^vith company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Hunt, Charles G. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October 6, 1861, 
at St. Andrews, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. C, No- 
vember 2, 1861 ; mustered out. November to, 1864. 

Jackson, James — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 16, 1863, 
at Tarrvtown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Octo- 
ber 26, 1863 ; deserted, June 23. 1865, at Summerv-ille, S. C. 

Johnson, Charles — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. C, September 3, 1863 ; 
promoted corporal, September 10, 1864; sergeant, July i. 1865: 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

JuDSON, Albert — Age. 21 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, at 
Montgomery, to serye 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. C. Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; deserted. May 21, 1863. 

JuDSON, Calvin — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 15, 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. C, 
September 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal. July I, 1863 ; mustered out, 
October 24, 1864. 

JuDSON, John — Age. 20 years. Enlisted, July 29, 1861, at 
Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C. August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20. 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, September 10, 1864; sergeant. May 20. 1865; mustered out 
with company. October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Kelley, James — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
deserted, September i, 1861, from camp at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Kelly, James H. — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, June i, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 



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Kelly, Patrick — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 3, 1863, 
at Brooklyn, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. C, Sep- 
tember 20. 1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Ketchum, Alexander P. — Age, 25 years. Enrolled at Beau- 
fort, S. C, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. 
C, August 26, 1864: discharged, May 16, 1865, for promotion to 
captain, 128th U. S. Colored Troops. Commissioned first lieuten- 
ant, June 30, 1864, with rank from same date, vice A. Richter, re- 
signed. 

KiDD, Alexander — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at St. Andrews, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as sergeant, Co. C, August 16. 
1861 ; discharged for disability, July i, 1863, at Seabrook Island, 
S. C. 

Kneff, Peter — Age. 32 years. Enlisted, September 13, 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C. Oc- 
tober 26, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kniffin, Edward C. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 15, 
1864; mustered out, Ji^ily 5- 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Knox, Adolphus — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Greenfield, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
died of fever, June 23, 1862, at White House, Va. 

Knox, Charles — Transferred to Co. C, November 2, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, April 12, 1862, at Washington, D. C. (See 
Co. 1.) 

Lair. Samuel E. — Age. 23 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1861, 
at Greenfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, June i, 1864, 
as Lane. 

Lamoreaux, Timothy — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, October 26, 
1861, at Montgomery, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
C, November 2, 1861 ; mustered out. November 10, 1864. 

Lane, Albert — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve one 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, March 15, 1865; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 



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Lawrence, James — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, October 26, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, No- 
vember 2, 1861 ; transferred to 7th Battery, February i, 1862. 

Lawrence, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 3, 
1861, at Rochester, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
September 17, 1861 ; mustered out, October 24, 1864. 

Lemon, James — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 12, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lenord, John — Age, 36 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 22, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Leon- 
ord. 

Lockwood, Absolom — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October 14, 
1861, at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Oc- 
tober 15, 1861 ; mustered out, November 10, 1864. 

Many, Mortimer — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 27, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Mara, Timothy — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 13, 
1865; deserted, April i, 1865, from camp, at Mount Pleasant, S. C. 

Marshall, Henry — Age, 31 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, 
at Crawford, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Martin, Gaston — 'Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Sep- 
tember 25, 1861 ; discharged by writ of Habeas Corpus, October 
15, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Masten, Walter — 'Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, December 
3, 1864; deserted, June 23, 1865, from Summerville, S. C. 

Mathews, Samuel — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 2, 1863 : 
died of disease, September 19, 1864, in hospita'l at Hilton Head, S. C. 



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McBride, Levi — Age, 42 years. Enlisted, September 9, 1861. 
at Wallkill, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Septem- 
ber 17, 1861 ; died of disease, October 11, 1862, at Fort Ellsworth, 
Va. 

McCann, George W. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Poughkeep- 
sie, to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 
7, 1864; died of disease, November 8, 1864, in hospital, Morris Isl- 
and, S. C. 

McCauley, Robert — Age, 41 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McCausland, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 
1861 ; re-edlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; deserted on ex- 
piration of furlough. May 11, 1864; also borne as McCauslin. 

McCoNNELL, Carmile — Re-cnlisted as a veteran in Co. C, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1864; and mustered out with company. (See Co. F.) 

McCooMBS, William — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 25, 1864; 
TTiusitered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McCoRMiCK, William — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Lacka- 
wack, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, October 2, 1862, at New York City. 

McDonald, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as privaite, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to 7th New York Baittery, October 26. 1861. 

McKinnie, Philip — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 25, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McMahan, Michael — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Mount 
Hope, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 
16, 1861 ; mustered out, September 8, 1864 ; also borne as McMann. 

Mercer, James D. — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, March 22, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Cbarleston, S. C. : 
also borne as John D. Mercer. 



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Might, Francis — Promoted first lieutenant, Co. C, from Co. G, 
June i6, 1865; mustered out with company. (See Co. G for full 
record.) 

Miller, Gabriel — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, January 19, 1864, 
at Cochecton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C. Janu- 
ary 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Miller, John — Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private. Co. C, February 10, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Muir, Thomas — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 26, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

MuNN, James — Age, date of enlistment, term and date of mus- 
ter in as private. Co. C, not stated ; no further record subsequent to 
April, 1865. 

Murphy, Thomas — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August 26, 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 12, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

New kirk, Clement B. — ^Age, 18 years. Enrolled at Wurts- 
boro, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 
1861 ; promoted corporal, February 20, 1862 ; sergeant, September 
14, 1863; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; wounded in 
action, Dec. 19, 1864, Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; mustered in as second 
lieutenant, Co. E, May 16, 1865 ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, 
May I, 1865. with rank from same date, vice E. J. Scranton, pro- 
moted captain, U. S. Colored Troops. 

Oakman, Robert — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 : 
transferred 'to Sevenfh Battery, October 26, 1861. 

Potts, James H. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Gos'hen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 27, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Powers, John H. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Fallsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, July 31, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, Va. 



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Quick, Stephen — Age. 29 years. Enlisted at Walden, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; appoint- 
ed wagoner, no date ; mustered out, September 8, 1864. 

OuiGLEY, James — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
transferred to Seventh Battery, October 26, 1861. 

Raymond, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 3, 1861, 
at New York City, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
September 17, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, from camp, at New- 
burgh. N. Y. 

Rear, Charles — 'Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
died of fever, June 20, 1862, at White House, Va. 

Redner, Samuel — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, March 29, 1864, at 
Crawford, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. C, March 30, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Richter, Herman — Age, 22 years. EnHsted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 26, 1863 ; 
mustered out with compau}-, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

RiLEv, Thomas — 'Age. 31 years. Enlisted at Wallkill. to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, March 20, 1862 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, IMarch 21, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Robinson, Henry — Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
mustered out, September 8, 1864; also borne as Robertson. 

Roker, William — Age 28 years. Enlisted at Dix, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. C. December 31, 1863; pro- 
moted corporal, November 22. 1864 ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. : also borne as Rooker. 

Ros.\, Isaac — Promoted second lieutenant, Co. C, from Co. B, 
April 12, 1862; died, January 19, 1863. (See Co. B.) 

Rose, Algernon S. — Age, 21 years. Enrolled at Saint An- 
drews, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as sergeant, Co. C, August 
16, 186 T ; promoted first sergeant, no date ; mustered in as second 



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lieutenant, Co. B, February i6, 1863 ; transferred to Oo. C, June 8, 
1864 ; mustered out, March 27, 1865 ; also borne as Sidney Rose. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, December 30, 1862, with rank from 
October 3, 1862, vice A. Richter, promoted. 

Rose, Henry F. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Crawford, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; mustered out, October 24. 1864. 

Rose, John — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; trans- 
ferred to Seventh Battery, October 26, 1861. 

Rump, Abraham — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged on writ of Habeas Corpus, September i, 1861, at New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Rumsey, Jeremiah — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 2, 1864; 
wounded in action, December 9, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; died 
of his wounds, January 20, 1865, at hospital, David's Island, New 
York Harbor. 

Ryan, James — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve one 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 13, 1865 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

ScHLECHT, Louis — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, 
at Pine Bush, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C. Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted 
corporal, October i, 1864; sergeant, July i, 1865; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Scott, James — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 3 
years, and musitered in as private, Co. C, October 26, 1863 ; promot- 
ed corporal. May 20, 1865 ; deserted, June 23, 1865, from camp at 
Summerville, S. C. 

Scott, James — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Shawangunk, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Octo- 
ber 6, 1861 ; died of disease, October 14, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Scott, Samuel M. — Age, 2y years. Enlisted, October 21, 1861, 
at Shawangunk, to serve 3 years ; mustered In as private, Co. C, No- 



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vember 6, i86r ; died of dysentery, September i6, 1863, at Beaufort, 
S. C. 

Seaman, Sylvester — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, February 22, 
1865; mustered out with comoanv, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. 
S. C. 

Sears, Melville — ^Ag'e, 26 years. Enrolled at Washington, D. 
C, to serve 3 years, and mustered in, as private, Co. C, December 2, 
1861 ; promoted corporal, January 5, 1862 ; sergeant, September i, 
1862 ; first sergeant, no date ; mustered in as second lieutenant, May 
I, 1863 ; as first lieutenant. May 19, 1864 ; as captain, Co. B, Sep- 
tember 22, 1864: wounded in action. December 6, 1864; mustered 
out, July 31, 1865. Commissioned second lieutenant. March 17, 
1863, with rank from January 19, 1863, vice J. W. Smith, promoted ; 
first lieutenant, November 25. 1863, with rank from August 11, 1863, 
vice J. H. Smith, promoted ; captain, August 12, 1864, with rank 
from same date, vice J. H. Smith, resigned. 

Sherwood, Bishop A. — Private, in Seventh Battery : transferred 
to Co. C, this regiment, Febrnarv I, 1862; discharged for disability, 
March 29, 1863, at Beaufort. S. C. 

Sloan, Bernard — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
dishonorably discharged, September i, 186 1. at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Sloat, William H. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Walden, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
died of fever, October 18. 1862. at Yorlotown. Va. 

Smith, Gabriel — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, November 15, 1863, at New York City. 

Smith, Hiram — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 13, 1861, at 
Crawford, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. C, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disa.bility, July 10, 1862, at Harrison's 
Landing, Va. 

Smith, James — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 13, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, i865_, at Charleston, S. C. 



192 Fifty-Sixth Keg't, A'. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Smith, James H. — Age, t,2 years. Enrolled at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as first sergeant, Co. C, August 16, 
1861 ; as second lieutenant, January 21, 1863 ; as captain, Co. B, May 
18, 1864; discharged for disability, July 26, 1864. Commissioned 
second lieutenant, June 10, 1862, with rank from February 6, 1862, 
vice H. A. Connelly, promoted; first lieutenant, March 17, 1863, 
with rank from January 19, 1863, vice I. Roosa, deceased ; captain, 
November 25, 1863, with rank from August u, 1863, vice A. W. 
Loomas, discharged. 

Smith, John — Age. 26 years. Enlisted at Rochester, to serve 
three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 *. 
mustered out, September 8, 1864. 

Smith, John H. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to serve 
three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 2, 1863 ; 
absent, sick, at muster out of companv. 

Smith, Mirgn — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 11, 1861, at 
Greenfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. C, August 

16, 1861 : promoted sergeant. July i, 1863: mustered out, Septem- 
ber 8, 1864. 

Somers, John D. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; discharged for disability, Jul}' 29, 1862. at Harri- 
son's Landing, Va. 

SoPHER, Solomon — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at All^any, to serve 
three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, October 26, 1863; dis- 
charged for disability, May 24. 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

St. George. Thomas — Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 28, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Still, Henry A. — ^Age, — years. Enrolled at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. C, September 

17, 1861 : transferred to Co. E, no date; discharged, August 26, 
1862. Commissioned first lieutenant, December 18, 1861. with rank 
from September 17, 1861, original. 

Stuoak. John — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, September i. t86i, at Newburgh, N. Y. 



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Teater. William — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. C, 
August 16. 1861 ; died of small-pox, February 12, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Teed, Charles — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Craigsville, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1865 ; died of disease, Septem- 
ber 3, 1865, at Laurens, S. C, as Teed. 

Teed, Isaac — Re-enlisted as a veteran in Co. C from Co. K, and 
mustered out with company. (See Co. K.) 

Terwillegar. Jasper — Age, t^t^ years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 3, 1864 ; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Joseph Terwille- 
gar. 

Terwillegar. Benjamin — ^Age, 21 years. Enrolled, August 
6, 1861, at Crawford, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, 
August 16, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864: mustered in as second lieutenant, May 
I, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, May i, 1865, with rank 
from same date, vice A. S. Ross, mustered out ; first lieutenant, Sep- 
tember 19, 1865, with rank from September i, 1865, not mustered, 
vice N. Perkins, promoted. 

Terwilleger. Edward — Age, ig years. Enlisted, August 14, 
1861, at Shawangunk, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
C, August 16, 1861 ; mustered out, September 8, 1864. 

Terwilleger, Mathew — Age, 20 years. Enlisted. August 14, 
1861, at Shawangunk, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
C, August 16, 1861 ; died of intermittent fever. April 22. 1862, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Terwilleger, Nathaniel — Age, 34 years. EnHsted, October 
26, 1861, at Montgomery, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. C, November 2, 1861 ; deserted. November 12, 1861, from 
Washington, D. C. 

Terwilleger. Theodore — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 14, 
1861. at Crawford, to serve 3 years: mustered in as private, Co. C, 
August 16, 1861 ; mustered out, September 8, 1864. 



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Terwilleger, Willis — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 8,. 
1861, at Strasburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. 
C, August 16, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date : died of fever, June 
24, 1862, at Wade's Farm, Va. 

Thurston. Isaac — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 6, 1861, 
at Pine Bush, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, No- 
vember 6. 1861 ; deserted, November 6, 1861. from Newburgh, N. Y. 

TiCE, Henry — Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve one 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 2, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Qiarleston. S. C. 

Toombs, Charles A. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
deserted, Ncn^ember 16, 1861, from Washington, D. C. 

Toombs, John A. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 6, 1861,. 
at Pine Bush, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal, March i, 1863; mustered out,. 
October 24, 1864. 

TowNSEND, William — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, September 21, 
1861, at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
C, November 6, 1861 ; mustered out, November 10, 1864. 

TowNSLEY, Thomas T. — Age, 39 years. Enlisted, September 
21, 1 86 1, at Wurtsboro, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
C, November 6, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Tracey, Richard — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 3, 1863 ; 
discharged for disability, October 12. 1864, from hospital, at Hilton 
Head, S. C. 

Turner, Harvey — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve, 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 31, 1864; mus- 
tered out. May 16, 1865, at DaA'id's Island, New York Harbor. 

Turner, Joseph — Age, 18 years. Enlisted. March 31, 1864, at 
Middletown. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, May 
17, 1864; deserted, June 23, 1865. from Summerville. S. C. 

Van Kuren. Cornelius — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Goshen,. 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 27,. 



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1865; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Van Luvan, Jacob— Ag-e, 30 years. Enhsted at Napanock, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861; 
discharged for disability, November 25, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Van Orsdall, Aaron— Age, 24 years. Enhsted at Searsburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
discharged for disabihty, October 25, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Van Orsdall, Benjamin— Age, 19 years. Enhsted, Septem- 
ber 12, 1861, at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as pri- 
vate, Co. C, September 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date : re- 
enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted sergeant, Sep- 
tember 10, 1864; first sergeant, July i, 1865; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Van Orsdall. George— Age, 19 years. Enlisted. August 9, 
1861, at Montgomery, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
C, August 16, 1861 : mustered out, September 8, 1864. 

Wakeman, Daniel— Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, October 20. 1861 ; 
re-enhsted as a veteran. February 20, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Wack- 
man. 

Walsh, George A.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve one year, and mustered in as private. Co. C. March 10, 
1865 ; mustered out with company. October 17, i86q, at Charleston 
S. C. 

Walsh, James— Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. C, August 16. 1861 ; 
transferred to Seventh Battery, October 26. 1861. 

Ward, James R.— Age. 29 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 13, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Whaley, Joseph E.— Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, September 2, 1863 ; 
mustered out. June 13, 1865, at New York City. 

Wheeler, Annias B.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Go&hen. to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 22, 1864 : 



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vvound'ed, December 29, 1864, at Tillafinny River Crossing, Barn- 
well Dist, S. C. ; discharged for wound. May 30, 1865. at David's 
Island, New York Harbor. 

White, Gilbert — Transferred to Co. C from Co. E. October 30, 
1861 ; discharged, November 25, 1861. (See Co. E.) 

Williams, Lewis W. — Age. 18 years. Enlisted at Montgom- 
ery, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 
1861 ; transferred to Seventh Battery, October 26, 1861. 

Wood, Abel — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 7, 1861, at Wal- 
den. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. C, August 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Wood, Joseph — Age, 22 vears. Enlisted at Montgomery, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, August 20, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

York, Peter — Age, 27 years. Enlis d at Ellenville. to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. C , August 16. 1861 : trans- 
ferred to Seventh New York Battery, February i, 1862. 

Young, James H. — Age, — years. Enl' it ■Montgomery, to 

serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, -. C, August 16, 1861 : 
mustered out at expiration of term of service. (James H. Youey, 
see James Hughey.) 

YouxG, Charles — Age, ly years. Enlisted at Gosben, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 28, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

YouxG, Thomas B. — Age, 37 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, 
at Montgomery, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. C, 
August 16, t86i ; discharged for disability, September 15. 1862, at 
Philadelphia. Pa. 

Killed in Action. 

Thomas Eassie, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
James Gibbon, December 9, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
David Hardenbrook, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 



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WouiXDED IN Action. 

Walter H'edden. May 31. 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Mowbrey S. M. Corkey, July 7, 1864, at John's Island, S. C. 
Lieut. Clement B. \ewkirk, Dec. 19, 1864, Deveaux Nack, S. C. 
Jeremiah Rumsey, December 9, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Annias B. Wheeler, Dec. 29, 1864, at Tillafinny Crossing, S. C. 
Frederick Alexander. June 18, 1864. Port Rox-al Island, S. C. 

Died of Dlsease and \\'ounds. 

Henry Bodine, January 12, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
Robert Currie, September i, 1864, at Folly Island, S. C. 
Stephen Downe, December 20, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
Seymour Fowler, January 30, 1865, at Hilton Head. S. C. 
William Gunsolly, December 8, 186 1, at Washington, D. C. 
Waiter Hedden, June 23, 1862, at Norfolk, Va. 
Ephraim Hemdrickson, May 20, 1862, at Rose Cottage, Va. 
Adolphus Knox, June 23, 1862, at Wihite House, Va. 
Samuel Mathews, September 19, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
Levi McBride, October 11, 1862, at Fort Ellsworth, Va. 
George McCann, November 18, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 
Charles Rear, June 20, 1862, at White House, Va. 
Isaac Rosa, January 19, 1863, at New Berne, N. C. 
Jeremiah Rumsey, January 20, 1865, at David's Isbn'' N. Y. 
James Soott, October 14, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Samuel Scott, Se^ptember 16 ,1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 
William Sl'oat, October 18, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 
William Teater, February 12, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
Charles Teed, September 3, 1865, at Laurens, S. C. 
Mathew Terwilliger, April 22, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
Willis Terwilliger, June 24, 1862, at Wade's Farm, Va. 

Discharged. 

George H. Brannon, April 12, 1862, for disability. 
Sylvester Brannon, May 20. 1863, for disability. 
Andrew Chambers, May 26. 1865, for disability. 
John Coles, Novenioer 25, 1861, for disability. 
Henry M. Connc . , October 3, 1862, for disability. 



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Morris W. Drake, April 12, 1862, for disability. 

Ephraini Eakerly, November 26, 1862, for disability. 

William B. Furgerson, February 19, 1863, to enlist in Navy. 

John B. Gourley, March 14, 1863, for disability. 

James Gowdy, June 15, 1865, resigned. 

John Harvey, October 18, 1862, for disability. 

Richard M. Hines, February 8, 1862, resigned. 

James Jackson, June 23, 1865, for disability. 

James M. Kelly, June i, 1863, for disability. 

Alexander P. Ketchum, May 16, 1865, for promotion. 

Alexander Kidd, July i, 1863, for disability. 

Charles Knox, April 12, 1862, for disabihty. 

Gaston Martin, October 15, 1861, for disability. 

William McCormick, October 12, 1862, for disability. 

Thomas Murphy, April 12, 1862, for disability. 

John A. Powers, July 31, 1862, for disability. 

Abraham Rump, September i, 1861, on w^rit Habeas Corpus. 

Bishop A. Sherwood, March 29, 1863, for disability. 

Bernard Sloan, September i. 1861, dishonorably. 

Gabriel Smith, November 15, 1863, for disability. 

Hiram Smith, July 10, 1862, for disability. 

John D. Somers, July 29, 1862, for disability. 

Solomon Sopher, May 21, 1864, for disability. 

John Studar, September i. 1861. for disability. 

Richard Tracey, October 12, 1864, for disability. 

Aaron Van Orsdall, October 25, 1861, for disability. 

Jacob Van Luvan, November 25, 1861, for disabihty. 

Annias B. Wheeler, May 30, 1865, for wound. 

Gilbert White, November 25, 1861, for disability. 

Thomas B. Young, September 15, 1862, for disability. 

Transferred. 

Bernard Armstrong, August 16, 1861, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
Nathaniel Brown, October 26, 1 861, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
Frederick Button, July i. 1864, to U. S. Navy. 
Patrick Cameron, October 26, 1861, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
Thomas Chambers, February i, 1862, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
Michael Cox, October 26, 1861. to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
Almeron Decker, February 13, 1864, to U. S. Signal Corps. 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 199 

James Flanegan, October 26, 1861, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
Merker J. Griffin, December 31, 1863, to U. S. Navy. 
Samuel E. Lair, June i, 1864, to Veteran Reserve Corps. 
James A. Lawrence, February i, 1862, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
John A. McDonald, October 20, 1861, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
Robert Oakman, October 26, 1861, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
James Quigley, October 26, 1861, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
James Walsh, October 26, 1861, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 
Lewis Williams, October 26, 1861, to 7th N. Y. Battery,. 
Peter York, February i, 1862, to 7th N. Y. Battery. 



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Company D. 



Captains. 

John J. Wheeler, 
Edward Wheeler, 
John Connell. 

First Lieutenants. 

Edward Wheeler, 
Isaac Beckett, 
William J. Sayre. 

Second Lieutenants. 

Isaac Beckett, 
John Connell, 
Robert E. Halstead, 
Benjamin F. Clark, 
William J. Sayre. 

Adams, Henry — Age, — years. Enlisted, no date ; mustered in, 
no date ; discharo:ed, September lo, 1862. 

Allen, George F. — Age. 24 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. D, October 22, 1863 ; 
absent, in confinement, at muster-out of company ; no further record. 

AvERV, Edwin — Age. 19 years. EnHsted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, Sep1:ember 13, 1864; 
wounded in action. April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; mustered 
out, July 20, 1865. at Albany, N. Y. 

AvERv, Francis — Age. 17 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 16, 1864; 
mustered out, July n, 1865, at Albany, N. Y. 



Fifty -Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 201 

Babcock, Daniel— Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August i, 1 861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August '16, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, February 14, 1862, at Carver Bar- 
racks, D. C. 

Bailey, George H.— Age. 24 years. Enlisted. August i, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D. August 
16, 1861 ; promoted corporal, July 31, 1862; transferred to Co^ A, 
August 17, 1862; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

Barker, Henry G.— Age, 42 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 8, 1862, at General Hos- 
pital, New York City. 

Barnes, George E.— Transferred from Co. G by enlistment as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864 ; discharged with Co. D. 

Barton, Charles H.— Age. 16 years. Enlisted, March 30, 
1864, at Kingston, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. D, 
March 31, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Beck, George— Age, 31 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, August 24, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Beckett, Isaac— Age, 25 years. Enrolled, August i, 1861, at 
Newburgfh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. 
D, August 16, 1861; as first lieutenant, August 6, 1862; mustered 
out, January 27, 1865. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 
18, 1861, with rank from August 16. 1861, original; first lieutenant, 
December 30, 1862, with rank from August 5, 1862, vice E. Wheeler, 
promoted. 

Becraft, Michael— Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D. August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, January 7, 1862, at Kalorma, 

Bender, Conrad— Age, 34 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, 
at Port Jervis, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co D Sep- 
tember 25. 1861 ; discharged for disability, Julv 6, 1863, at Seabrook 
Island, S. C. ^ o 



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Benjamin, Joseph — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, November i, 
1 86 1, at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
November 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; pro- 
moted corporal, May i, 1865; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Bertholf, Sidney — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 10, 
1861, at Warwick, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
September 23, 1861 ; discharged for disability, January 25, 1863, at 
Yorktown, Va. 

Bloomer, John — ^Enlisted originally in cavalry company, T,enth 
Legion, which company became Co. D, First Mounted Rifles ; trans- 
ferred to Co. I, as private, this regiment, October 16, 1861 ; re-enlist- 
ed in Co. D, February 20, 1864; killed in action, November 30, 1864, 
at Honey Hill, S. C. 

BoDiNE, Alfred — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, November i, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Novem- 
ber 3, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, December 30, 1861, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Brown, George R. — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Brown, James S. — Age, 36 years. Enlisted, March 28, 1864, at 
Cochecton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, March 30, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Brundage, Ira S. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged, October 29, 1863, by writ of Habeas Corpus, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Brundage, William K. — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August i, 
1861, at Middletown, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, Co. 
D, August 16, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, November i, 1862; dis- 
charged at expiration of term of service. 

Callony, Lawrence — Age, 35 years. EnHsted, August 15, 
1861, at Peekskill, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
August 16, 1861 ; deserted, September 28, 1861, at Newburgh, as 
Callanv. 



Fifty-Sixth Regt, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 203 



Casey, William — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Mamakating, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 28, 
1864 ; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Clapp, John F. — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
■one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September i, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Clark, Benjaaiin F. — Age, 28 years. Enrolled, August i, 
• 1861, at Middletown, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. 
D, August 16, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, no date ; mustered in 
as second Heutenant, August 6, 1862; discharged, February 7, 1864. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, December 30, 1862, with rank from 
August 5, 1862, vice Isaac Beckett, promoted. 

Clarke, Sylvester — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Southfield, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, October i, 1861 ; 
absent in confinement, at muster-out of company. 

Clinton, Charles T. J.— Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August i, 
1861, at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; discharged for chronic diarrhea, September 10, 1862, 
at Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor. 

Condon, Patrick— Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Highland, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 6, 
1864 ; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Conklin, Martin— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corpc^ral, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 20, 1862. at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Conklin, Michael— Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years ; and mustered in as private, Co. D, Alarch 25, 1864 ; 
appointed musician, no date ; deserted, June 28, 1865 at Summer- 
ville, S. C. 

Connell, John— Age, 21 years. Enrolled, August i, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. D, Au- 
-gust 16, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered in as second lieutenant. May 
24, 1864; captain, June 21, 1864; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, 
April 29, 1864, with rank from April 20, 1864, vice B. F. Clark, re- 



204 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



signed; captain, May 25, 1864, with rank from March 15, 1864, vice 
E. Wheeler, resigned. 

Cooper, Thomas — Age, 21 years. Enhsted, August i, 1861, at 
Chester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; returned to ranks, February 8, 1862 ; deserted, March 28, 
1862, at Washington, D. C. 

CoRTRiGHT, George N. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 7, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Courtright. 

Crane, Gabrcel — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Septem- 
ber 17, 1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

Cox, James J. — Age, 24 years. Enrolled, August i, 1861, at 
Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first sergeant, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; as second lieutenant, Co. B, February 7, 1862 ; first 
lieutenant, April 10, 1862; captain, Co. I, October 4, 1862; trans- 
ferred to Co. E, April 15, 1863; wounded, December 29, 1864, at 
Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned 2nd lieutenant, February 
19, 1862, with rank from February 6, 1862, vice A. W. Loomis, pro- 
moted ; first lieutenant, December 5, 1862, with rank from April 10, 
1862, vice A. W. Loomas, promoted ; captain, December 30, 1862, 
with rank from October 3, 1862, vice John Ernhout, discharged. 

Crill, Joseph — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Sotithfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; wounded in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; dis- 
charged for disability, July 17, 1862, at Annapolis, Md. 

Cronk, James H. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; deserted 
at expiration of furloug'h. May 13, 1864, in Orange County, N. Y. 

Davis, Clarence — Age, 20 years. EnHsted, May 2y, 1864, at 
Hamptonburg, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, May 
30, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, as Clarence J. Davis. 

Davis, David C. — Age, 38 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 



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1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, March 
25, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October I/-, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Decker, Edward M. — Age, 34 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Amity, to serve 3. years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, July I, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Decker, Harvey C. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Amity, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged on writ of Habeas Corpus, November 6, 1861, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Decker, John H.^ — Age, 20 years. Enlisted. August i, 1861, at 
Amity, to serve 3 years ; mustered m as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; promoted corporal, rto date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
ary 20, 1864; promoted first sergeant. May i, 1865; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as 
John M. Decker. 

Decker, Robert — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted, March 18, 1862, at 
Wallkill, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, April 4, 
1862; discharged for disability, July 7, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, 
Va. 

Dettmar August — 'Age, 27 years. Enlisted, September i, 
1861, at Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
September 17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
promoted corporal July i, 1864; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Detmar ; also borne as Dettmer. 

Dill, Erastus — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 9, 1862, at Washington, D. 
C. 

DoLSEN, Henry— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Sep- 
tember 23, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Dolson. 



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DowLiNG, Theodore — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861,. 
at Southfield, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

Farrall, Thomas — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August i, 1 861, at 
Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16,. 
1861 ; killed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Fitzgerald, Edv^ard — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 9, 
1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Fitzgerald, George — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private. Co. D. September 29, 
1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Fitzgerald, Jacob — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 6, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Fl.\gler, William J. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Bellvale, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. D,. 
September 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864 ; discharged for promotion to second 
lieutenant, 128th U. S. Colored Troops, as William R. Flagler. 

Ford, George R., Jr. — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, July I, 1864; wounded in action,. 
April 9, 1865, at Dingle's ]^Iills, S. C. ; died of his wounds, April 13, 
1865 ; also borne as George Ford, Jr. 

French, Thomas — Age, 25 3^ears. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; died of typhoid 
fever, December 5, 1864, in hospital, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Garrett, William F. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, October 18, 1863 ; 
deserted, July — , 1865, from Summerville, S. C. 

Garrision, David — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever. May 31, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 



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GouLDER, John B. — Age, 3^; years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disabihts', July 6, 1862, at Harrison's Land- 
ing, Va. 

Green, James, Jr. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September i, 1862, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Grocland, Lewis — Age, 38 years. Enlisted, September 13, 
1861, at Port Jervis, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
September 2T), 1861 ; mustered out, at expiration of term of service; 
also borne as Louis Greenland. 

Hall, Chauxcey — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, April 21, 1864, at 
Kingston, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, April 24, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C, as Chauncey D. Hall. 

Halstead, Robert — ^Age, 20 years. Enrolled, August i, 1861, 
at Amity, ito serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1864 ; promoted first sergeant, May 24, 1864 ; mustered in 
as second lieutenant, April i, 1865 ; mustered out with company^ 
October 17, 1865, ^^ Charleston, S. C, as Robert E. Halstead. Com- 
missioned second lieutenant, March 14, 1865, with rank from Janu- 
ary 20, 1865, vice W. J. Sayre, promoted. 

Hance, Willl\m— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August i, r86i, at 
Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, Co. I, February 19, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October. 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hanna, Stephen — Age, 42 years. Enlisted. February 5. 1864, 
at Kingston, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Febru- 
ary 16, 1864; died of typhoid fever, July 27, 1865, at Newberry, S. 
C, as Stephen Hanney. 

Hendrickson, Levi — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, March 30, 1864, 
at Bethel, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, March 31, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Henion, Samuel — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, at 
Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 



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i6, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, August i, 1862, -at Point Lookout, 
Md. 

Henion, William— Age, 43 }ears. Enlisted, August 3. 1861, 
at Sotithfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861, mustered out at expiration of terni of service; also borne 
as Henioun. 

HocKNEY, John — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, April 6, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

HoGAN, Daniel — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 14. 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

HoLLENBECK, Charles — Age, i8 years. Enlisted, August 4, 
1861, at Warwick, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
August 16, 1861 ; discharged for theft, October 23, 1861, at New- 
l>urgh. 

HoRTON, James — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Bellvale, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 'Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

HouCK, Karl — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, at 
Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 

16, 1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

House, Charles D. — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, December 29, 1863 ; 
absent, in hospital, at muster out of company. 

HuDLER, Philetus — Age, 18 years. EnHsted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, April 5, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Philetus S. Hudler. 

Hunt, George W. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Amity, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. D, August 
6, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; returned to 
ranks, July i, 1864; prom'oted sergeant, September I, 1864; re- 
turned to ranks, July 27, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 

17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Ingham, James— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, October 20, 1863 ; 
discharged. July 15. 1864. at Beaufort, S. C. 

Irwin, William— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, January 18, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Jervis, James N.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Amity, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; deserted at expiration of furlough, February i, 1862, at Amity, 
N. Y. 

Jones, Chaney B. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 10, 
1861, at Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
September 17, 1861 : discharged for rupture, October 8, 1861, at 
Newburgh, N. Y., as Chauncey B. Jones. 

Jones, James S.— Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, February 18, 1862, at Carver Bar- 
racks, Washington, D. C. 

Kaiser, John — Age, 26 years. Enhsted, September i, 1861, at 
Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; killed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Keisler, John — Age, 42 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, at 
Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 18, 1862, at 
Carver Barracks, Washington, D. C. 

King, Henry— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kline, Hendric — Age, 25 years. EnHsted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, October 22, 1863 ; wound- 
ed in action, x\pril 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; died of his 
wounds. May 7, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Krom, Stephen — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, March 30, 1864 ; absent, sick, 
at muster out of company. 



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KuHN, John — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, at 
Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Septem- 
ber 17, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 7, 1862, at York- 
town, Va. 

Leach, Joshua A. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted. August 2, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serv-e 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, July I, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C, as Joshua Leach . 

LoucK, Michael — Age, 24 years. EnHsted, September 15, 
1861, at Haverstraw, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
D, September 25, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
promoted corporal, July i, 1864; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Loux. 

Lucky, Isaac — Age, 2y years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Amity, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; deserted, June 14, 1862, from Bottom's Bridge, Va. 

Lucky, James E. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Amity, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; discharged for rupture, August 26, 1862, at Baltimore, Md., 
as Lyckey. 

Mann, Hiram G. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Bellvale, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Septem- 
ber 22,, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Manney, James — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Warwick, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, October 10, 1861 ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Manny. 

Marsden, James — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; drowned while fishing, October 9, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

McElroy, Edward — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September i, 
186 1, at Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
D, September 17, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C.,. 



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as Evander McElvoy ; also borne as Edward V. and Evander Mc- 
Elroy. 

McGrady, William — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 2, 1861, 
at Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20. 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charieston, S. C. 

McGuFFiE, Robert — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861^ 
at Amity, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, February 8, 1862 ; killed in action, May 
31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

McIntire, Joseph — Age, 44 years. Enlisted August 2, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; transferred to United States Navy, November 5, 1863. 

McManus, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 5, i86i, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Februan,^ 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Meade, Joshua — Age, 38 years. Enlisted, August i, i86t, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. A, August 17, 1861 ; deserted, no date, 
while on sick leave, at Washington, D. C. 

Mehan, Philip — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; killed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Meinhart, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, 
at Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; wounded in action, July 9, 1864, at John's Island, 
S. C. ; discharged for wounds, September 10, 1864, at Hilton Head, 
S. C, as Meinhardt. 

Metcalf, John — Enrolled, August 1,-1861, in Co. D ; transferred 
to Co. A, August 17, 1 86 1. (See Co. A for full record.) 

Midgly, Mathew — Age, 34 years. Enlisted, August 2, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service ; also borne 
as Midgley. 

Miller, Andrew — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 15, 
186 1, at Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 



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September 25, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Morse, Sidney — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, x\ugust i, 1861, at 
Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Moss, Nathan — Age. 19 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Amity, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16. 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Nathan 
Morse. 

Mulligan, Patrick — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August 2, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, 
August 16, 1861 ; discharged for disability, July 6, 1862, at Harri- 
son's Landing, Va. 

O'CoNNELL, Thomas — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September i, 
1863 ; wounded in action, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; dis- 
charged for disability, October 3, 1865, at David's Island, New York 
Harbor ; also borne as Thomas S. O'Connell. 

Odell, James — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 2, 1861, at 
Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Odell, John — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Southfield, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, October i, 1861 ; discharged 
for disability, July 31, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, Va. 

Odell, Miles — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 2, 1861, at 
Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; wounded in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; dis- 
charged for 'his wounds, October 24, 1862. 

Opernan, Henry — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, Noveinber i, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Novem- 
ber 3, 1 861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

Osborne, Charles S. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 3, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
August 16, 1861 ; deserted, October 23, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 



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Osborne, Ralph — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1861, at 
Bellvale, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

Perry, George — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; discharged for disability. May 13, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Quick, Dennis — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, March 30, 1864 ; wound- 
ed in action, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; absent, wound- 
ed, at muster-out of company. 

Reynolds, Newell F. — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 2, 
1863; appointed chief musician, July i, 1865; mustered out with 
regiment, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

RiKER, Charles M. — Age, 23 years. EnHsted, August i, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

RoMLOW, Carl — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, 
at Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Ramlow. 

RoTGERS, William — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, August 24, 
1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, 
S. C. 

RouENBURGH, Frank — Age, 31 years. EnHsted, September i, 
186 1, at Haverstraw, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
September 17, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 9, 1862, at 
Washington, D. C. 

RoYCE, Charles E. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Warwick, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
September 25, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864; returned to rank, November i, 1864; 
promoted sergeant, May r. 1865 ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Roice. 



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Ryan, William D. — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; prom'oted corporal, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, July i, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Char'leston, S. C. 

Sayre, William — Age, 19 years. Enrolled, September 5, 1861, 
at Bellvale, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. D, Sep- 
tember 17, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted, as a veter- 
an, February 20, 1864; mustered in as second lieutenant, June I, 
1864; first lieutenant, April i, 1865; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, at William J. Sayre. Com- 
missioned second lieutenant. May 25, 1864, with rank from March 

15, 1864, vice J. Connell, promoted; first Heutenant, March 14, 
1865, with rank from January 20, 1865, vice J. Beckett, mustered 
out. 

ScoFiELD, Daniel — Age, 27 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, 
at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 

16, 1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

Scott, George H. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, July I, 1864; returned to ranks, March 22, 1865; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Shaw, John — Age, 20 years. EnHsted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, April 6, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Shiner, Isaac — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, October i, 1861, at 
Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, October 
5, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted cor- 
poral, November i, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Isaac C. Shiner. 

Sizer, Joseph — Age, 18 years. Enhsted, August 5, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

Smith, August — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D. September i, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Smith, Benjamin T. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, April 27, 1864 ; 
mustered out, August 21, 1865, at New York City. 

Smith, Edward H. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, August 24, 
1863 ; absent, sick, at muster out of company. 

Smith, Henry — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D., August 

16, 1861 ; transferred to Co. A, August 17, 1861 ; discharged for dis- 
.ability, July 11, 1863, at New York City. 

Springstead, George W. — Age, 38 years. Enlisted, August i, 
1861, at Southfield, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
August 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stalter, Dewitt — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 20, 
1861, at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
September 28, 1861 ; died of typbqid fever, February 13, 1862, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Stalter, Lucius — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, iYugust 16, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Steele, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, September 

17, 1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

Stidd, Lewis — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve one 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 20, 1864;' mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

SuEEZv, Dubois — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 
20, 1864; returned to ranks, July i, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston,, S. C, as Sweezey. 

Sullivan, Dennis — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 5, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Sullivan, George M. — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August i, 

1 86 1, at Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
August 16, 1861 ; transferred to Co. A, August 17, 1861 ; promoted 
corporal, September 4, 1862 ; mustered out, August 16, 1864. 

SwEEZY, Degraw — Age, 18 years. Enlisted. October 10, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, October 

15, 1861 ; deserted, November 3, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. ; also 
borne as Sweezey. 

SwEEZY, William — 'Age, 50 years. Enlisted. December 29, 
1863, at Chester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, 
Januarv 4, 1864 ; absent, sick, at muster out of company ; also borne 
as Sweezey. 

Thompson, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. D, August 

16, 1861 ; returned to ranks, December 3, 1861 ; deserted, June 28, 

1862, at Bottom's Bridge, Va. 

TiCE, George — ^Age, 32 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. A, August 17, 1861 ; promoted corporal, 
July 31, 1862, and sergeant, September 4, 1862; mustered out, Au- 
gust 16, 1864. 

Thumper, John — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
W^arwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, October 
10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral. May I, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Turner, Amzi — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, at 
Goshien, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, October 28, 1863, at Beaufort, S. 
C. ; also borne as Anzie Turner. 

Turner. Isaac — ^Age, 2y years. Enlisted, August 5, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, February 18, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Turner, John L. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 2, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Co. C, February 20, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Tyler, Sanford— Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
one vear, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September, 6, 1864; 
wounded in action, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. ; mustered 
out, July II, 1865, at Albany, N. Y. 

Vail, James H.— Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; deserted, November 7, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Van Kuren, Levi — Age, 18 years. Enhsted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, April 27, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Van Vlack, Abram— Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, February 27, 
1865; mustered out with compan.y, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C, as Abram E. Van Vlack. 

VooRHEES, Samuel— Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, 
at Southfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as wagoner, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; returned to ranks as a private, no date ; re-enlisted as 
a veteran, February 20, 1864; appointed wagoner and returned to 
ranks as a private, no dates ; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Walter, Joseph— Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 16, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. A, August 17, 1861 ; discharged for dis- 
ability, March 26, 1863, from hospital. New York City. 

Wheeler, Edward — Age, — years. Enrolled, August i, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. 
D, August 16, 1861 ; as captain, August 6, 1862; discharged, March 
15, 1864. Commissioned first lieutenant, December 18, 1861, with 
rank from August 16, 1861, original; captain, December 30, 1862, 
with rank from August 5, 1862, vice J. J. Wheeler, promoted. 

Wheeler, John J.— Age, 30 years. Enrolled, August i, 186 1, 
at Newburg'h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as captain, Co. D, Au- 
gust 16, 1861 ; as major, August 6, 1862; as lieutenant-colonel, No- 
vember 23, 1862; discharged, February 11, 1864. Commissioned 
captain, December 18, 1861, with rank from August 16, 1861, orig- 
inal; major, November 17, 1862, with rank from August 5, 1862, 
vice Jacob Sharpe, resigned; Heutenant-colonel, December 15, 1862, 
with rank from November 2^, 1862, vice F. Decker, resigned. 



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Wilcox, Johnson — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, August 23, 1864 ; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Johnson G. Wil- 
cox. 

Williamson, John — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 14, 
1864; mustered out July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as John S. 
WilHams ; wounded at Dingle's Mills, S. C, April 9th, 1865. 

Wolfe, John — Age, 34 years. Enlisted, August i, 1861, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. D, August 
16, 1861 ; discharged for disability from rupture, September 7, 1862, 
at Yorktown, \'a. 

Wood, William — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, 
at Warwick, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. D, Septem- 
ber 17, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Zehnder, Samuel — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, May 19, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Zenter. 



Killed in Action. 

John Bloomer, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
Thomas Farrell, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
John Kaiser, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Robert ]\IcGuffie, May 31, 1862. at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Philip Mehan, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 



Wounded in Action. 

Edwin Avery, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Alills, S. C. 
Joseph Crill, .May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
George R. Ford, Jr., April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 
Hendric Kline, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 
John Meinhart, July 9, 1864, at John's Island, S. C. 
Thomas S. O'Connell, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 
Miles Odell, iMay 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 



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Dennis Quick, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 
Sanford'Tyler, April 9, 1865. at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 
John Williams, April 9, 1865, at Dingle's Mills, S. C. 

Died of Disease and Wounds. 

Alfred Bodine. December 30, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 
George Ford, Jr., April 9, 1865, no place stated, of wounds. 
Thomas French, December 5, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 
David Garrison, May 31, 1862, at Yorktown, \^a. 
Samuel Henion, August i, 1862, at Point Lookout, ]Md. 
Hendric Kline, May 7, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 
James Marsden, October 9, 1862, at Yorktown, Va.. drowned. 
Dewitt Stalter. February 13, 1862. at Washington, D. C. 

Discharged. 

Henry Adams, September 10. 1862, for disability. 

Daniel Babcock, February 14, 1862, for disability. 

Henry G. Baker, October 8, 1862, for disability. 

Michael Becraft, January 7, 1862, for disability. 

Conrad Bender, July 6, 1863, for disability. 

Benjamin Clark, February 7, 1864, resigned. 

Martin Conklin, April 20, 1862, for disiability. 

Josepb Crill, July 17, 1862, for wounds. 

Harvey C. Decker, November 6, 1861. on writ Habeas Corpus. 

Robert Decker, July 7, 1862, for disability. 

Erastus Dill, April 9, 1862. for disability. 

John B. Goulder, July 6, 1862, for disability. 

James Green, Jr., September i, 1862, for disability. 

Charles HoUenbeck, October 23, 1861, for disability. 

James Ing'ham, July 15, 1864, for disability. 

Chauncey B. Jones, October 8, 1861, for dis'ability. 

James S. Jones, February 18, 1862, for disability. 

Jo'hn Keisler, February 18, 1862, for disability. 

John Kuhn, September 7, 1862, for disabihty. 

James E. Luckey, August 26, 1862, for rupture. 

John Meinhardt, September 10, 1864, for wounds. 

Patrick Mulligan, July 6, 1862, for disability. 



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Thomas S. O'Connell October 3, 1865, for disabiUty. 
John Odell, July 31, 1862, for disabikty. 
Miks Odell, October 24, 1862, for wounds. 
George Perrv, May 13, 1862, for disabihty. 
Frank Rouenburgh, April 9, 1862, for disability. 
Amzi Turner, October 28, 1863, for disabihty. 
Isaac Turner, February 18, 1862, for disabihty. 
Edward Wheeler, March 15, 1864, resigned. 
John Wolfe, September 7, 1862, for disabihty. 

Transferred. 

Joseph Mclntire, November 5, 1863, to U. S. Navy. 



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Company E. 



Captains. 

William J. Williams, 
Daniel D. Elting, 
James J. Cox. 

First Lieutenants. 

Edgar E. Morse. 
Joseph A. Holmes, 
John L. Thompkins. 
Francis Hines, 
Meeker G. Bell. 

Second Lieutenants. 

Meeker G. Bell, 
Francis Hines, 
Edward J. Scranton, 
Clement B. Nevvkirk. 

Agan, James — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 
vears, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Babcock, William — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. E, 
October i, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 23, 1862, at New- 
port News, Va. 

Bailey, James — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 27, 1863 ; 
promoted corporal, November i, 1864; returned to ranks, no date; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Ball, Willl-^m — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September i, 1863; de- 
serted, June 2, 1865, from Summerville, S. C. 

Baxter, William L. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, July 12, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, July 5, 1862, at Harri- 
son's Landing, Va. 

Bell, Meeker G. — Age, date, place of enrollment and muster-in 
as second lieutenant, Co. E, not stated ; discharged, October 3, 1862. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, March 26, 1862, with rank from' 
September 20, 1861, original; first lieutenant, November 17, 1862, 
with rank from August 5, 1862, not mustered, vice D. D. Eltinge, 
promoted. 

Benjamin, James — Age, 35 years. Enlisted. August 16, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 9, 1863, at York- 
town, Va, 

Benson, William — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 24, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S, C. 

Berger, Thomas — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever. May 31, 1862, at Newport News, 
Va., as Burger. 

BoECHEVER, Jacob — Age. 28 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 24, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Boundgard, Alfred — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 10, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. E, 
September i, 1861 : promoted Sergeant, July 16, 1862; first sergeant, 
July I, 1864; mustered out, September i, 1864, 

Brucher, Henry — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Bethel, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted 
corporal, February 21, 1864; sergeant, September 20, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S, C, 



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Bull, Augustus — Age, i8 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private Co. E, August 29, 1864 ; mustered 
out July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Bush, Simon — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, May 6, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Simon D. 
Bush. _ 

Cain, G. John — Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private. Co. E, September i, 1863 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as John 
C. Cain. 

Calhoun, John C. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Middletown. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1865 ; promot- 
ed corporal, October 2, 1864: mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C, as Calhoune. 

Call, Tohn — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; deserted, June 15, 1862, at Bottom Bridge, Va. 

Canfield, Joseph — Age, 19 years. Enliste'd, August 5, 1861, at 
Bethel, to sen^e 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E. September 
20, 1861 ; dicharged for disability, ]\Iarch 25, 1863, at Port Royal, 
S. C. ^ 

Carr, Edward — Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 21, 1863; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Caton, John D. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1861, at 
Bethel, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 20, 
1861 ; died of typhoid fever, January 27, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Clark, Daniel — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861 ; at 
Bloomingburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; deserted, October 20, 1861. 

Clark, Daniel — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, February 26, 1861 ; 
promoted corporal, November i, 1863 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, March i, 1865; mustered out 



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with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, also borne as 
Daniel S. Clark. 

CoDDiNGTON, Elting — Age. 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, April 26, 1864; died 
of typhoid fever, August n, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

CoDDiNGTON, JoHN — ^Age, 28 years. Enlisted, August lo, i86l, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, July 18, 1862, at Har- 
rison's Landing, Va. 

Cohen, Henry — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, October 26, 1863 ; 
ajbsent on detached service, at Hilton Head, S. C, at muster-out of 
company. 

Connor, H. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, at 
Bethel, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; killed in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Cooper, H. M. — Age, 22 years. Enhsted, August 10, 1861, at 
Bethel, to serve 3 years ; musitered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, March 12, 1862, at Washington, D. 
C. 

Crawford, James — 'Age. 35 years. Enlisted, July 20, 1861, at 
M'iddletown, to serve 3 years ; mustere'd in as corporal, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; returned to ranks, June i, 1863; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864; died of congestive fever, August 7, 
1864, at Beaufort, S. C, as James B. Crawford. 

Crocker, Cornelius — 'Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Cochocton, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 20, 1864 ; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Crocker, Edwin — ^Age. 25 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private. Co. E. September 24, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

CuMMiNGS, Michael — ^Age, 27 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 27, 
1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Cox, James J. — Transferred as captain, to Co. E, April 15, 1863: 
mustered out with the company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. 



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225 



C. See Co, D, B and I. Wounded. July 9, 1864. at John's Island, 
S. C. Wounded December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck. S. C. 

Cutler, Cornelius— Ag^e, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, April 1 1, 1864; 
appointed musician, no date; discharged for disability, July 30, 1864, 
at Beaufort. S. C. 

Davis, Peter E. — Age, 2y years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; discharged for disability, January 28, 1862, at Washington, 

D. C. 

Day, William — ^Age. 35 years. Enlisted, September i. 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Dehn, William — Age. 38 years. EnHsted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 2, 1863 ; de- 
serted, July I, 1865, at Ridgeville, S. C, also borne as Dean. 

Denman, Smith — 'Age, 22 years. Enliste'd at Middletown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September i, 1861 ; 
deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Deyo, Henry — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Crawford, to serve i 

year, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 29, 1864 ; mustered 
out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Deyo, William — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, February 11. 1865 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charl'eston, S. C. 

Dolan, William — Age, 21 years. EnHsted, August 14, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber I, 1861 ; promoted corporal, and returned to ranks, no dates ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Don ALLY, Bernard — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September i, 
1861, at Rochester, io serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. E. 
September 20, 1861 ; mustered out, September 20, 1864, also borne as 
Donnelly. 

Dowling, Patrick — 'Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 3, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Dunham, Amos — AgQ, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to- 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, October 23, 1863 ; 
mustered out, August 10, 1865, at New York City. 

Edwards, Ira — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, March 31, 1864, at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, May 17, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C, as Ira L. Edwards ; also borne as Ira S. Edwards. 

Edwards, James — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Middletown to- 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September i, 1861 ; 
died of congestive fever, September 22,, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 

EiciiENBURGH, JoHN W. — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at ]\Iamakat- 
ing, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, January 4, 
1864; mustered out! with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C, as John Eichenbergh. 

Elting Daniel D. — Promoted captain Co. E, November 18, 
1862 ; transferred to Co. G, April 13, 1863. See Co. G. 

Fronce. Abraham — Age, 29 years. Enlisted, September 10, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E,. 
September 20, 1861 ; deserted, February, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Fitzgerald, John — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, October 28, 1863 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

FooRT, Isaac — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20. 1864; mustered 
oiit with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Fort. 

Ford, James — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Mamakating, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, January 4, 1864 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, also borne 
as Fort. 

Fort, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York City, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, December 9, 1863 ; must- 
ered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
John Foot. 

Frank, Henry — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at New York City, tO' 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 25, 1863 '^ 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C^ 



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German, James — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, September 2, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; discharged for disability, August i, 1862, at Harrison's 
Landing, Va. 

GiRiAU, Akert — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mu&tered in as private, Co. E, September lo, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Gearo ; also borne as Gerou, Gerow and Gireau. 

Grambs, Bernhard — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, October 29, 1864 : mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Gray, Joseph — 'Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 3 
years, mustered in as private, Co. E, April 26, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, Octol>er 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, also borne as 
Grey. 

Hall, Samuel — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber I, 1861 ; mustered out, September i, 1864. 

Harkxess, John — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861^ 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20 1861 ; died of tvphoid fever, July 23, 1862, at Harrison's 
Landing, Va. 

Harrison, James S. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 2t„ 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Haynes, R. Conrad — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, tO' 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September i, 1863; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Haines. 

Henry, John — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 3, 1863 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hildrebrant, John— Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 2, 1863 ;. 
disc^harged for disability, June 12, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 



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Hill, George H. — Age, i8 years. Enlisted, September lo, 1861, 
at Otisville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; mustered out, September 20, 1864. 

Hill, James — Agt, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. E, February 23, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hill, John — Age, — years. Enlisted at New York City, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, February 23, 1865 ; no 
further record. 

Hill, James M. — 'Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, 
at Otisville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; promoted corporal. July 16, 1862; mustered out, Sep- 
tember I, 1864. 

HiNES, Francis — Age, 22 years. Enrolled, August 16, 1861, at 
Newiburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; promoted sergeant-major, February 9, 1862; mustered 
in as first lieutenant, Co. E, August 5, 1862 ; discharged for disability, 
March 6, 1863; again mustened in as captalin, Co. K, October 31, 
1863 ) mu&tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, November 17, 1862, with 
rank from August 5, 1862, vice M. G. Bell, promoted ; first lieuten- 
ant, December 30, 1862, with rank from August 5, 1862, vice J. H. F. 
Milton, promoted ; captain, June 10, 1863 with rank from March 14, 
1863, vice D. Fuller, resigned. 

HiNES, Richard M. — Age, 25 3''ears. Enrolled, September i, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first lieutenant, 
Co. E, September 20, 1861 ; transferred to Co. C, October 15, 1861 ; 
discharged, February 8, 1862. Commissioned first lieaitenant, De- 
cember 18, 1861, with rank from September 20, 1861. Original. 

HoGENCAMP, Cyrus — 'Age, 19 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1861, at 
Bethel to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, June i, 1862, at New York City. 

HoRNBECK, John — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 4, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 6. 1861 ; wounded in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va., 
transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, no date. 



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HORTON G.LBERT-Age, 25 vears. Enlisted, September .0 186., 
at HiZnd M.ms, to serve 3 J'^-s : mustered m as pnvate Co. E, 
Sctoler I, .861 ; deserted, October 14, >86>. =^t Newburgh, N. Y. 

HOWARD, HENRV-Age, 27 vears. Enlisted at New York Qty, 
to serve 3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co^ E. August 28, .863 , 
transferred to United States Navy, June 12, 1864. 

HOWEV, JAMES-Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 10 .86, 
at Monticelio, to serve 3 years; mttstered nt as pr.vate, Co. E Sep 
tember 20. ,86, ; discharged for disability, ^-mb. ; f6 ^^^ 
New York City ; subsequent service m Co. C. Second -viouni 

HUEFMAN, JOSEPH-Age, .8 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E. October 27. .863 ; mttster- 
ed out ;.th contpany, October 17. .865, at Charleston, S. C. as Hoff- 



man. 



Ht^GHES, EDWAK,>-Age, 37 years. Enlisted, Augttst .6, 186. ^t 
Middlctown, to serve 3 years ; mustered m as pnva^, C°;^E, S ptem 
ber I 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864, mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C 

HUTCHINSON, 'jAMES-Age, 25 y,ears. Enlisted at Brooklyn o 
serve 3 years, a;d mustered m as private, Co. E, September 2. .^3, 
dirf of congestive chills, February >4. .865. i" 'ho^P"-'. H.lton Head, 

^'uVkowsk,, W.LLtAM-Agc, 2<) ycars. Enlisted at New York 
City to serve 3 years, and mustered in as pr.vate, Co. E, O rtoter 31, 
i^ev metered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston. 
S c', at Jaikovski ; also borne as Jackowsfski. 

'jOHNSON, ANDREW-Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 years, and 
mustered in as private. Co. E. September ,, .863 I rto further record. 

Johnson. Gkokoe A.-Age, 26 years. Enlisted at B-ooklyn to 
ser« 3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September I, .863 , 
promoted corporal. June .2, .864; mustered out wtth con^pany, Oc- 
fcber .7 .86,. at Charleston. S. C, also borne as Antrm, Johnson. 

JONES CHARLES-Age. 27 years. Enhsted at Brooklyn to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 2. 1863; died 
of disease, June 7, 1864, at New York City. 

Jones, W.LLiAM-Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out August 14. 1865, at New York City. 



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Kaufman, Jacob — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, an I mustered in as private, Co. E, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Kauffman ; also borne as Kuft'man. 

Keeler, William — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 2, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; deserted, , 1861. 

Kelly, William — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, April 10, 1865 ; 
TjO further record ; also borne as Kelley. 

Koch, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i year, 
and mustered in as private. Co. E, February 4, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Kosh. 

KoRTRiGHT, Matthew — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 2, 
1861, at Rochester, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. E, 
September 20, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, from Newburgh, N, 
Y. 

Krom, Westbrook — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; pro- 
inoted corporal, June 2, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Laurence, William H. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 14, 
1861, at Middletown, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
E, September i, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, March i, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Lawrence. 

Leonard, Michael — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; re-enHsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lynch, James — Age, 38 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; deserted, October 14, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Lyons, Samuel — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Mamakating, to 
serve 3 years, and mustereid in as private, Co. E, January 16, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Major, Nich O. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 8, 1861, 
at Narrowsburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, 
September 20, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 24, 1862, 
.at New York City. 

Marsh, A. — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted, July 10, 1861, at Bethel, to 
serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 20, 1861 ; 
died of typhoid fever, September, 1862, at New York City. 

AIarshall, Williaai — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Deerpark, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, April 14, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
William F. Marshall ; also borne as William H. Marshall. 

Martin, James — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 14, i86r, at 
Miiddletown, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McGee, Robert — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 8, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Oc- 
tober I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promot- 
•ed corporal, December 5, 1864; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McGuire, Bernard — Age, 37 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 28. 1863 ; 
died of chronic diarrhoea, November 7, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Mear, ]\Iichael — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, March 16. 1862, at 
Wallkill, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, April 4, 
1862 ; died of intemperance, April 10, 1864, at Newburgh, N. Y., as 
Maham ; also borne as Magher and Meagher. 

Mehan, John — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. E. September 22, 1864 ; 
mustered out July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Meritt, James— Age, 30 years. Enhsted, September 8, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; discharged for disabihty, June i, 1863, at Newberne, N. 
C, as James Merritt. 

Meritt, Jeremiah — Age, 22 years. EnHsted, September 8, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; muster- 



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ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Merritt. 

Miller, John — Age, 25 years. EnHsted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 3, 1863 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Moore, Ephriam — Ag-e, 36 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 27, 1863 ; 
mustered out, July 23, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

Morse, Edgar E. — Promoted first Weutenant, Co. E, from Co. G, 
August 25, 1862, dismissed, February 9, 1863. See Co. G. 

Murray, David — 'Age, 32 years. EnHsted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 3, 1863 ; ab- 
sent, sick, at muster out of company. 

Murray, W. C. — Age, 20 years. EnJisted, August 18, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, June 6, 1862, at Newport 
News, Va. 

Nash, William — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 6, 1861, at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; re-enli'sted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Newkirk, Clement B. — Promoted second lieutenant, Co. E, 
from Co. C, May 16, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865. See Co. C, for full record. 

Odell, William — 'Age, 30 years. Enlisted, July 8, 1861, at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, December 10, 1862, at Fort Mon- 
roe, Va. 

O'Neil, James — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, August 27, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

OsBORN, Harrison — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 29, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Palmer, W. H. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, at 
Narrowsburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 



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tember 20, 1861 : discharged for disability, January 28, 1862, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Parxell, Harry P. — Age, 21 years. EnHsted. August 16, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20. 1861, discharged for disability, July 24, 1863, at New- 
Berne, N. C. 

Plouth, Jacob — 'Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered 'in as private, Co. E, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out, September 11, 1865, at New York City. 

Quick, Elias — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; died of disease, January 27, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Quick, Hiram — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 6, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; promoted corporal, July 16, 1862 ; mustered out Septem- 
ber 20. 1864, at New York City. 

Quick, Levi — 'Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 8, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoited 
corporal, February 21, 1864; sergeant, March i, 1865; mustered out 
with company, Octoiber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

QuixN, James — Age, 29 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September i, 
1861 : discharged for disability, March 28, 1862, at Washington, D. 
C. 

Reed, Samuel — Age, 2T, years. Enlisted, March 5, 1862, at 
Wallkill, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, March 10, 
1862: re-enlisted as a veteran, March 16, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, also borne as Read. 

Reilley, Bernard — ^Age, 27 years. Enlisted, August 18, 1861, 

at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 

• tember i, 1861 ; deserted, October 22, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Riley, George — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, October 24, 1863 ; 
died of chrodic diarrhoea, no date, at New York City. 

RoosA, Benjamin — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; muster'ed in as private, Co. E, August 
20, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 



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RoosA, James E. — 'Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; deserted, June 15, 1862, at Bottom Bridge, Va. 

RoosA, John — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Russ, Theodore — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Roice ; also borne as Riess. 

Sackett, HexXRV McC. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. E, 
September i, 1861 ; promoted firs-t sergeant, December i, 1861 ; killed 
in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Sarine. Samuel H. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Mamakabing, 
to serve 3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. E, January 4, 1864; 
died of tvphoid fever, December 24. 1864, in hospital, at Fort Wood, 
New York Harbor. 

Schoonmaker, John — Age, 21 years. EnHsted, August 18, 
1861, at Rochester, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. E, 
September 20, 1861 ; deserted, November 10, 1862, from Yorktown, 
Va. 

Schoonmaker, S. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 7, 1861, 
at Marbletown, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, 
September 20, 1861, deserted, no date. 

Schwartz, Michael — Age, 20 years. Enhsted, July 12, 1861, at 
Middletown. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; killed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Schwartz, Richard — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; musitered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, 
February 20, 1864; promoted first sergeant, September 20, 1864; dis- 
charged, no date, for promotion to first lieutenant, 128th U. S. Col- 
ored Troops, as Swartz ; also borne as Richard L. Swartz, as Swerts 
and as Sworts. 

Scott, Charles — Age. 20 years. Enlisted, August 18. 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E. Sep- 



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tember i, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

ScoviL, OcTAVEus — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 : no record subsequent to December 20, 1862; also 
borne as Octavius Schovill. 

ScRANTON, Edward J. — ^Age, 20 years. Enrolled, July 16, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. E, 
September i, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, July 16, 1862; muster- 
ed in as second lieutenant, January 2, 1864 ; discharged, March 2y, 
1865, for promotion to captain in 128th, U. S. Colored Troops. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, November 25, 1863, with rank 
from February 8, 1863, vice J. S. Holmes, promoted. 

Seaman N, Henry — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted 
corporal, March i. 1865; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Seares, C. E. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 9, 1863, at New York 
City. 

Seeley, James — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, July 7, 1861, at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April i, 1862. at Washington, D. C. 

Serim, Solomon— Age, 37 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; discharged, July 26, 1863, at New York City ; also 
borne as Samuel Sohr'ine. 

Serrine, William J.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 2 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, March 25, 
1865; mustered out, August 10, 1865, at New York City, as Serine; 
also borne as Sarine. 

Sharot, Philip M.— Transferred to Co. E, from Co. A, Octo- 
ber 31, 1861, and discharged for disabilitv, December 31, 1862. See 
Co. A. 



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Shaver, Hasbrook — Age, 31 years. Enlisted, September 29,. 

1862, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. E, December 24, 1862 ; discharged for disability, September 24, 

1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Shaw, John — ^^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 7, 1861, at 
Marbletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; discharged, September 24, 1863, at Port Royal, S. 
C, to re-enlist in Regular Army. 

Shine, John — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, July 10, 1861, at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; died of chronic diarrhoea, July 25, 1862, at Harrison's 
Landing Va. 

Simpson, William — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, October 12, 1863; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Smith, Jonah — Age, 41 years. Enlisted, ]\Iarch 18, 1862, at 
Wallkill, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, April 4, 
1862; discharged for disability, December 31, 1862, at New York 
City. 

Smith, Oscar — Transferred to Co. E, from Co. A, October 31, 
1861, discharged for disability, July 26. 1863. (See Co. A.) 

Smith, William — Age, 27 years. Enhsted, August 8, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; deserted, October 20. 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Sodon, Augustus — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; deserted, October 20, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Sodon, William — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co, E, Septem- 
ber I, 1861, deserted October 20, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Sprague, James — ^Age, 18 years. Enhsted, July 17, 1861, at 
Bethel, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, July- i, 1864; discharged, no 
date, for promotion to second lieutenant, 128th United States Col- 
ored Troops. 



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Stalleird, Howell G. — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, Septemlber 22, 
1864, at Goshen, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, 
September 22,, 1864 ; mustered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Hollel G. Stalbird. 

Stanbrook, John — Age, 22, years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, Septeniiber 3, 1863 ; 
transferred to Navy, June 12, 1864. 

Starr, Eli — Age, 23 years. EnHsted, July 17, 186 1, at Bethel, 
to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Go. E, September i, 1861 ; 
wounded by accidental discharge of gun at Carver Barracks, Wash- 
ington, D. C, during November of 1861 ; discharged for wounds, 
September 9, 1862, at Yorktown, Xz. 

Stuart, John B. — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 27, 1862, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Go. E, 
December 24 , 1862; promoted sergeant, June i, 1863; discharged, 
June 16, 1865, for promotion to second lieutenant, 34th United 
States Colored Troops ; also borne as John J. Stuart. 

Swallow, James — 'Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber I, 186 1 ; discharged for disability. October 28, 1862. at Yorktown, 
Va. 

Teed, Isaac — Age. 26 years. Enlisted, September 8, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Go. E, Septem- 
ber 20. 1861 ; deserted, October 4, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Terh.\gen, Garrit — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 4, 1861, 
at Marbletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Februar}- 20, 1864; promot- 
ed corporal, March i, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Garrett Tenhagen. 

Terwilliger, Jacob — ^x\ge, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, April 26, 1864 ; died 
of chronic diarrhoea, July 3, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Terwilliger, G. Meeker — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 3, 
1861, at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, 
September 20, 1861 ; discharged for disability. May 28. 1862, at 
"Washington, D. C. 



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Terwilliger, William W. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, January 
4, 1864, at King-ston, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, 
January 5, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Thayer, S. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 15, 1861, at 
New^urgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, October 
I, 1861 ; deserted, October 9, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Tompkins, John S. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1861, at 
Middleitown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first sergeant. Go. E, 
September, i, 1861 : reduced to sergeant, no date; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted first sergeant, February 21, 
1864; mustered in as first heutenant, June 21, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned 
first lieutenant. May 25, 1864, with rank from March 8, 1864, vice 
J. S. Holmes, promoted. 

Thompson, Thomas — Age, 23 years. EnHsted at New York 
City, to serve 3 vears, and mustered in as prtivate. Co. E, August 28, 
1863 : deserted. June 2, 1865, from Summerville S. C, as William 
Thompson. 

TiCE, Francis — Age, 18 years. Enhsted at Mamakating, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. E, January 4, 1864 ; musitered 
out with company, Octdber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Francis 
C. Tice ; also borne as Charles Tice and Charles F. Tice. 

Tompkins, George M. — ^Age. 22 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1861, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20. 1864; died of 
congestion of the Ibrain, May i, 1864, at Bloomingburg, N. Y. 

Tompkins, Leonard — ^Age, 21 years. 'Enlisted, July 10, 1861. at 
Middletown. to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 10, 1862, at Newport 
News, Va. 

ToMPSON, John H. — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 4, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; deserted, February 12, 1862, from Washington, D. G. 

Truix, David— Age, 31 years. Enhsted, August 8, 1861. at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mu'stered in as private. Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; died of congestive fever, September 18, 1863, at Beaufort, S. 
C, also borne as Truax. 



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Tvi.ER Manning — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 4, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, September 15. 1862, at New 
York City. 

UssHER, William Henry — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at New 
York City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, Oc- 
tober 23, 1863 : discharged, June 14, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. also 
borne as John W. Russell. 

Vanderlyn, David — Age, 42 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; discharged for di'sability, June 30, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Van Etten. C. R. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 4, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Septem- 
ber 20, 186 1 : died of typhoid fever. May — , 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Van Gasbeck, Abraham — ^Age. 44 years. Enlisted, August 27, 
1862, at Calhcoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, 
Deqember 25, 1862; discharged for disability, March 17, 1863, at 
Port Royal. S. C. 

Van Gorden, Alpheus — Transferred to Co. E, from Co. A, Oc- 
tober 31, 1861. discharged, January 12, 1863. (See Co. A.) 

Van Gorden, Samuel — Transferred to Co. E, from Co. A, Oc- 
tober 31, 1861 ; discharged, September 29, 1862. See Co. A, 

Van Vleet, James — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, April 21, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Van VHet. 

Van Vleet, Joseph — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, April 25, 1864; 
at Kingston, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, April 
26, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, as Van Vliet. 

Voorhes, John H. — 'Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1861, 
at Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as prfivate, Co. E, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; deserted, October 14, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Wallace, W. W. — 'Age, 25 years. EnKsted, July 6, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 



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tember i, i86i ; discharged for disability, July 5, 1862, at Harrison's 
Landing, Va. 

Walsh, John — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, July 8, 1861, at Middle- 
town, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; deserted, 1861. 

Waltz, Joseph — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, October 6, 1861 ; re-enlist- 
ed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 : mustered out with company, Oc- 
tober 17, 1865, at Charleston S. C. 

Ward, Benjamin — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 5, 1862. at 
Callicoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, December 
24, 1862; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, as Benjamin S. Ward. 

Weeks, Nelson — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 8, 1861, at 
Rochester, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
20, 1861 ; mustered out, September 20, 1864. 

Weightman, Charles — Age. — years. Enlisted at Washington, 
D. C, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician, Co. E, January 
13, 1862; deserted. May 17, 1862, at New Kent Court House, \'a. 

Wells, William — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 3, 1861, at ]\Iid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, September 
I, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date: sergeant, November i, 1863; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, Februar}- 20, 1864; promoted first sergeant, 
March i, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C, as William L. Wells. 

White^ Arthur — Age, 20 years. EnHsted, July 18, 1861, at 
Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, ]\Iarch 22, 1862, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

White, Gilbert — 'Age, 32 years. Enlisted, July 14. 1861, at 
Middletown, N. Y., to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, 
September i, 1861 ; transferred to Co. C. October 30, 1861 ; discharg- 
ed for disability, November 25, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Williams, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 27, 1863 ; 
promoted corporal, no date; returned to ranks, June 12, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Williams, William — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, August 
2y, 1863 ; deserted, July 4, 1864, at John Island's, S. C. 

Williams, W^illiam J. — ^Age, 36 years. Enrolled, September 16, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as captain, Co. E, 
September 20, 1861 ; killed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, 
Va. Commissioned captain. December 18, 1861, with rank from 
September 20, 186 1. Original. 

Wilson, John — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, July 16, 1861, at Mid- 
dletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. E. Septem- 
ber I, 1861 ; wounded in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; 
discharged for his wounds, August 20, 1862, at New York City. 

Wombell, ;Metcalf — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. E, October 26, 1863 ; 
died of disease, November 24. 1864, at Morris Island, S. C, as Wom- 
ble. 

Wood, John F. — Age, 39 years. Enlisted, March 30, 1864, at 
New York City, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, 
March 31, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Woodruff, Charles — 'Age, 27 years. EnHsted, July 14, 1861, 
at Middletovvn. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. E, Sep- 
tember I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Yeager, Henry — Transferred to Co. E, from Co. F, November 
1, 1861, and discharged, December i, 1862. See Co. F. 

Killed In Action. 

H. Connor, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Henry McC. Sackett, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Ya.. 
Michael Schwartz. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
William J. Williams, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Wounded in Action. 

Capt. James J. Cox, July 9, 1864, at John's Island, S. C. Decem- 
ber 29. 1864. at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 



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John Hornbeck, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Eli Starr. November, 1861, at Washington, D. C. Accident. 

John Wilson, May 31. 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Died of Disease and Wounds. 

Thomas Burger, May 31. 1862, at Newport News, Va. 
John D. Caton, January zy, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
Kiting Codd'ington, August 11. 1864. at Beaufort. S. C. 
H. M. Cooper, March 12, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
James Crawford. August 7, 1864. at Beaufort. S. C. 
James Edwards. September 23. 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 
John Harkness, July 23, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, Va. 
James Hutchinson, February 14, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
Charles Jones, June 7, 1864, at New York City. 
A. ]\Iarsh, September. 1862. at New York City. 
Bernard McGuire, November 7, 1864, at ^lorris Island, S. C. 
Midhael Mear, April 10, 1864, at Newburgh, N. Y. 
W. C. Murray, June 6, 1862, at Newport News, Va. 
Elias Quick, January 20. 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
George Riley, October 24, 1863, at New York City. 
Samuel Sarine, December 24. 1864. at Fort Wood, N. Y. 
John Shine, July 25, 1862, ait Harrison's Landing, Va. 
George M. Tompkins, May i. 1864, at Bloomingburgh, N. Y. 
David Truax. September 18, 1863, at Beaufort. S. C. 
Manning Tyler. September 15, 1862. at New York City. 
C. R. Van Etten, May, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 
Arthur White, March 22, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
Metcalf Womble, November 24, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Discharged. 

William Babcock, April 2^,, 1862. for disability. 
William L. Baxter, July 5. 1862, for disability. 
James Benjamin. September 9, 1863, for disability. 
Joseph Canfield, March 25. 1863, for disability. 
John Coddington, July 18. 1862, for disability . 
Cornelius Cutler, July 30, 1864. for disability. 
Peter E. Davis, January 28. 1862, for disability. 
James German, August i, 1862, for disability. 



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John Hildebrandt, June 12, 1864, for disability. 

James Howey, November 28, 1862. for disability. 

Nich O. Major, September 24, 1862. for disability. 

James Meritt. June i, 1863. for disability. 

Edgar E. Morse, February 9. 1863, dismissed. 

William Odell, December 10, 1862, for disability. 

W. H. Palmer. January 28. 1862. for disability. 

Harry P. Parnell. July 24, 1863. for disability. 

James Ouinn, March 28, 1862, for disability. 

Richard Schwartz, no date, for promotion. 

Edward J. Scranton, March 2y. 1865, for promotion. 

C. E. Sears, September 9. 1863, for disability. 

James Seeley, April I. 1862, for disability. 

Solomon Serrin, July 26, 1863, for disabiUty. 

Hasbrook Shaver, September 24, 1863, for disability. 

John Shaw, September 24, 1863. to enHst in Regular Army. 

Jonah Smith, December 31, 1862, for disability. 

Oscar C. Smith. July 26, 1863, for disability. 

James Sprague, April, 1865, for promotion U. S. C. T. 

Eli Starr, September 9, 1862, for disabihty. 

Henry A. Still, August 26, 1862, for disability. 

John B. Stuart, June 16, 1865, for promotion U. S. C. T. 

James Swallows, October 28, 1862, for disability. 

Meeker G. Terwilliger, May 28, 1862, for disability. 

Leonard Tompkins, April 10, 1862, for disabihty. 

William H. Usher, June 14, 1864, for disability. 

David Vanderlyn, June 30. 1862, for disabihty. 

Abraham Van Gasbeck. March 17, 1863, for disabihty. 

Alpheus Van Gorden, January 12, 1863, for disability. 

Samuel Van Gorden, September 29, 1862, for disabilitv. 

John Wilson, August 20, 1862, f9r wounds. 

Transferred. 

John Hornbeck, no date, to Veteran Reserve Corps. 
Henry Howard, June 12, 1864, to United States Navy. 



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Company F. 



Captains. 

Melvin S. Wells. 
James Dubois. 
Henry A. Hawks. 

First Lieutenants. 

James H. F. Milton. 
Charles L. Young. 
Addison J. Clements. 

Second Lieutenants. 

Charles B. Young. 

Henri B. Loomi's. 

Francis W. Rush. 

Marshall L. Batsford. 

Addison J. Clements. 

Dennison Fisk. i 

Frank Hotchkin. 

Alberty, Frank — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 2^), 186 1 ; mus- 
tered out, September 22, 1864. 

Allen, George — Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 23, 1864; muster- 
ed out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Alsdorf, Johannes — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 20, 1864: muster- 
ed out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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245 



Austin, John H.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Purvis, to' serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
18G1 ; wounded in action. May 31. 1862. at Fair Oaks, Va. : discharg- 
ed by reason of such wounds,, November 20, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Bailey, James M. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Libertv, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 ; discharged for disability. April 8, 1862, at Washington, 
D.'c. 

Barber, David B.— Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I y«ar, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 12, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Barnum. GEORGE--Age. 18 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Libertv. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 : died of disease, March 31, 1862; at Washington, D. C. 

Barnum, Isaac— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private Co. F. August 29,^ 
1861 ; discharged for disability, October 16, 1862, at Fort Monroe, 
Va. 

Barnum, Levi— Age, 42 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F. August 29^ 
1861 ; died of disease, October 10, 1862, at Alexandria, Va. 

Beach, Gabriel— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, Feburary 28, 1862; died 
of consumption, May i, 1862, at Newport News, Va. 

Beebe, Benjamin C— Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 20, 1861 ; 
discharged for disabihty, December 21, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Beebe, Dewitt H.— Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861,. 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, 
October i, 1864; sergeant, April i. 1865. mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Bell, James M.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, March 31, 1864; died of 
disease, August i, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 



24.6 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Berrien, Daniel — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, April 4, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Berrien, Theodore — Age, 21 years> Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered m as private. Co. F, March 30, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

BiCHAM, Anthony — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, April 6, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Beekham. 

Birch, John F. — 'Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 20, 1861 ; promot- 
ed corporal, January i. 1863; discharged for disability, August 5, 
1864, at Beaufort, S. C . 

Bonny George — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, February 17, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Bonny, James — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; killed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, \'a. 

Boyle, Charles — Re-enlisted from Co. I, February 20, 1864, in 
Co. F, and deserted. May 14, 1864, at New York City. 

Bradenberg, James — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 24, 1864 : mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Vradenburgh. 

Bradley, Alton — Age. 19 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 2y, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, January 22, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Bradner, Frederick H. — ^Enhsted at Seabrook. to serve 3 years, 
and mustered in as musician, Co. F, May 21, 1863, no age given, 
and no further record. 

Broadhead, Samuel — Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, February 21, 1862 ; 
discharged for disability, April 8, 1862. at Fort Monroe, Va. 



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Broadhead Wickman — Age, 2^ years. Enlisted, October 15, 

1861, at Liberty, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. F, 
October 16, 1861 ; mustered out, October 15, 1864; also borne as 
Wickham Broadhead. 

Brooks, Henry — 'Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 15, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, Septem- 
ber 21, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Fe'bruary 20, 1864; died of 
brain fever, July 2"/, 1865, at Newberry, S. C. 

Brown, John K. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; muster'ed in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; transferred to Co. I, April 5, 1862 ; killed in action, June i, 

1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Brundage, Samuel — ^x\ge, 22 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, April 12, 1864; muster- 
ed out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

BuRDiNE, Vincent — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
.3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October i, 1861 ; died of 
disease, December 31, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Burton, James — Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 10, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability Februar}- 17, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Burton, Webster — Age, 25 years. Enhsted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as privajte, Co. F, August 16, 1861 ; trans- 
ferred to First New York Cavalry, September 16, 1861. 

Bush, Alonzo M. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. F, October i, 1861 ; re-enlist- 
ed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out, March 5, 1866, 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Bush, James — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie. to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September i, 1864; killed 
in action December 7, 1864. at Deveaux's Neck, S. C. 

Bush, Oscar — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, Septem-ber 12. 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Butts, Samuel— Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 22,, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disabihty, February 17, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 



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Carr, Sylvester — Age. 21 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal. Co. F, August 29, 
1861 : returned to ranks, no date; deserted. ]\Iarch i, 1862, from 
Washington. D. C. 

Clark. John — Age. 21 years. Enlisted. August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. F, August 29, 
1861 : re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Clemexts, Emmet — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. F, October i, 1861 ; promot- 
ed corporal, June 13. 1862; sergeant. June 20, 1862, and first ser- 
geant. June I, 1863; mustered out. September 30, 1864. 

Clements, Addlson J. — Age, 21 years. Enrolled, August 16, 
18C1, at Liberty, to serve 3 years: mustered in as sergeant, Co. F, 
Aucust 29, 1861 ; returned to ranks, January 2, 1862 ; mustered in as 
second lieutenant, June 28, 1864: mustered out, June 28, 1864; again 
mustered in as first lieutenant, and quartermaster, January i, 1865; 
mustered out with regiment, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, July 20, 1864, with rank from June 
28, 1864, vice M. S. Batsford, promoted ; first lieutenant and quar- 
termaster, November 30. 1864, with rank from October 15, 1864, 
vice Jesse F. Shafer. resigned. 

Conklin, Charles — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Gosben, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 15, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston. S. C, as Charles W. Conkling. 

Conklin, Edgar — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 15, 1864; muster- 
ed out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston S. C. as Edward Conkling. 

Corby, Alonzo D. — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, July 13, 1862. at Harrison's Landing, 
Va. 

Davls, James W. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 15, 1861 ; discharg- 
ed for disability, May 26, 1863, at convalescent camp, Alexandria, Va. 

Davis, Plymouth — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 16, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, March 22, 1863, at Hilton Head, S. C. 



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249 



Decker, Demmon S.— Age, 23 years. Enrolled, August 16, 
1 86 1, at Liberty, to serve 3 years : mustered in as first serg:eant, Co. F, 
August 29, 1861 ; promoted sergeant major, January 18, 1862; mus- 
tered in as second lieutenant, Go. I, February 17, 1862; first lieuten- 
ant. Go. G, October 3, 1862: discharged, April 11, 1864; also borne 
as Demond S. Decker. Gommissioried second lieutenant, February 
19, 1862. with rank from February 6, 1862, vice John T. Frear, re- 
signed ; first lieutenant, December 30. 1862, with rank from October 
3, T862, vice M. G. Bell, discharged. 

Degolyar, George— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private. Go. F, August 24. 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Gharleston, S. G.,as George D. Gol3'er. 

Demar, Joseph— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at New York Gity, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Go. F, August 28, 1863 ; 
wounded in action, December 9, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. G. ; ab- 
sent, wounded, at muster out of company. 

Denneston, James P. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Gochocton, to 
serve 3 vears. and mustered in as priv^ate. Go. F, March 31, 1864; 
promoted corporal. May 18, 1865 ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Gharleston, S. G.. as Denn'iston. 

De Noyelles, Theodore— Age, 19 years. Enlisted at New York 
Gity, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Go. F, August 28, 
1863; deserted, June 20, 1865, at Summerville, S. G. 

Derring, Gonrad — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Libert}-, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Go. F, September 
I, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
ary 20, 1864; mustered out with company, Octoiber 17, 1865, at 
Gharleston, S. G., also borne as Daring. 

De Silvia, Dwight — Transferred to Go. F, from Go. I, July 4, 
1862. See Go. L 

Devine, Blake— Age, 31 years. Enlised at Bethel, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Go. F, March 31, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Gharleston, S. G. 

Dewitt, Marcus — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Go. F, March 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Gharleston, S. G. 

Divine, Ira P. — Age, 21 years. 'Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Go. F, September 8, 1861 ; dis- 



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charged for disability, November 6, 1862, at David's Island, New 
York Harbor. 

Divine, Samuel — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; mustered out, August 28, 1864, wounded November 30, 1864, 
at Honey Hill. S. C. 

DoLAND, Peter — Age. 18 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F. March 18, 1862 ; died of 
typhoid fever. May 11, 1864, at Beaufort. S. C. 

DoLAWAY, Alfred — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 10, 1861 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

DoLAWAY, Joseph E. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20. 1864; mustered out 
with company. October 17, 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Donnelly, John — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. F, January 9, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Don el y. 

Drew. Horace — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private. Co. F, August 24, 1864 ; mustered 
out. July 5, 1865, at Char'leston, S. C. 

Dubois, James — Promoted captain, Co. F, from first lieutenant, Co. 
K, ; promoted major, September 29, 1865, not mustered; mustered 
cut with company. See Co. G. 

Edeline, John — Age. 2y years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
I, 1861 ; re-enhsited as a veteran. February 20, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, April I, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Ellsworth, Levi — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, March 2, 1864, at 
Goshen, to serve 3 years; musitered in as private, Co. F, March 21, 
1864; mustered out, July 21, 1865, from hospital, at Albany, N. Y. 

Farrington, Harry M. — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 15, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Fetz, Peter — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted, i\ugust 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
I, 1861 ; mustered out, August 31, 1864. 

Fisher, Edward — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, Sentember 27, 1861 ; pro- 
moted corporal, January 20, 1862; deserted, March i, 1862. 

FiSK, Dennison — Age, 22 years. Enrolled ait Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 27, 1861 ; pro- 
moted corporaJl, no date; sergeant, December i, 1863; re-enlisted as 
a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered in as second lieutenant, Jan- 
uary I, 1865 ; discharged. Ma}- 18, 1865. Commissioned second 
lieutenant, November 30, 1864. with rank from November 30, 1864, 
vice A. J. Clements, declined. 

FiSK, Joel C. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, January i, 1864; mustered out, August 
28, 1864. 

Fox, David — Age, 22 years. Enlisited at Liberty, to serve i year, 
and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 10, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Fox, George H. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 25, 1861 ; pro- 
moted corporal, no date : re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; 
promoted sergeant, October i, 1864; discharged for promotion, May 
I, 1865, to lieutenant, in United States Colored Troops. 

Gardner, George — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; died of typhoid fever, February 13, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Gardner, James B.— Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 26, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

GiLDERSLEVE, Thomas— Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private,- Co. F, September 21, 1864; 
wounded, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; mustered out, 
July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as GillenHne. 



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Glattaker, Frederick — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, August 16^ 
1861, at Liberty, to 'serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. F, 
September 2, 1861 ; deserted, April 20, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

GuNN, Charles — Age, 41 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, April 6, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, Octdber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hall, Lester — Age, 19 years. , Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 7, 1861 ; promoted 
corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; pro- 
moted sergeant, October i, 1864; discharged. May i, 1865, for pro- 
motion to lieutenant in United States Colored Troops. 

Hall, Newton — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Cohocton, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, May 13, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hardenburgh, Everet — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September i, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, April 8, 1862, at Washingiton, D. C. 

Hardenburgh, George W. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Goshen, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 12, 1864; 
died of typhoid fever, October 15, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Harm AN, John H. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September i, 1861 ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Harris, Isaac — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, Septernber 23, 1861, re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, April i, 
1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Harris, Isaac C. — Age, 24 years. EnHsted at Liberty, to serve 

3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 23, 1861 ; 

promoted sergeant, January i, 1863; mustered out, September 22, 
1864. 

Harris, Joseph — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 23, 1861 ; died 
of inflammation of the brain, October 21, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 



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Harris, Theodore — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, July 29, 1864; 
mustered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hasbrouck, Daniel — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 16, 1861 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; died of billious fever, Sep- 
tember 8, 1865, at Winsboro, S. C. 

Hasbrouck, Ferdinand — Age, 18 years. EnHsted, September i, 
1861, at Liberty, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. F, 
September 4, 1861 ; discharged, September 4, 1861, as a minor. 

Hawks, Samuel — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 10, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, November 5, 1862, at New York City. 

Hill, William — Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 7, 1864; muster- 
ed out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

HiNKLY, Nathan — Age, 30 years. EnHsted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 15, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disabiHty, February 17, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

HoGENCAMP, Daniel — Age, 29 years. Enlisted. August 17,, 
1861, at Liberty, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, 
August 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864, mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Hogancamp. 

HoGiNCAMP, John — ^Age, 22 years. Enli'sted, August 16, 1861, 
ait Libert>% to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 ; re-erilisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted 
sergeant, October i, 1864; returned to ranks, January i, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Hogancamp. 

Hollenbeck, Edward — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September i, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, April 
I, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Hotchkin, Frank — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. F, August 



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29, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864; promoted first 
sergeant, October i. 1864; sergeant -major, Alay 18, 1865; muster- 
ed out with regiment, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Com- 
missioned second lieutenant, September 19, 1865, with rank from 
June 28, 1865, not mustered, vice D. Fisk, resigned. 

Hunt, Jacob — Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 8, 1864 ; muster- 
ed out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hunt, Reuben — Age, 18 years. Enhsted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 2, 1861 : re-enlisted 
as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, January i. 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Huntington, Walter — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, March 25, 1864; 
died of acute diarrhoea, September 3, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Ingreck, George — ^Age, 18 years. Enhsted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
I, 1861 ; promoted corporal. December i, 1863; re-enlisted as a vet- 
eran, February 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, January i, 1865; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Ingerick. 

Ingreck, Reuben — Ag^e, 22^ years. Enlisited, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out,. 
November 6, 1865, at New York City, also borne as Ingerick. 

Jackson, Charles — Age, 44 years. Enhsted, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, Septem- 
ber 13, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 17, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Jagger, Edwin J. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 16, i86r, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Johnson, James — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as privaite, Co. F, February 13, 1862 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran. Fefbruary 20, 1864 ; mustered out with coinpany, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Johnson, Samuel H. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve one year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, April 10, 
1865, mustered out with companv, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Kane, Joseph — ^Age, 28 years. EnHsted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 22,, 1864; mustered 
out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. as Joseph Cain. 

Kipp, James — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Wallkill. to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, March 21, 1862 ; discharged 
for disabihty, May 9, 1863 ; at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Krenrich, Peter — Age, 23 years. EnHsted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, Septem- 
ber 5. 186 1 ; promoted corporal, January i. 1862: discharged for 
disability, November 21, 1862, at Yorktown, Va., as Keenroch. 

Krushner, Bernard — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F. February 6, 1862 ; 
wounded in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks. Va. ; discharged for 
his wounds, October 8, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

KuppER, John — Age, 26 years. EnHsted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 28, 1863; 
died of gastro enteretis, July 13, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

KusLER, George W.— Age^ 29 years. Enlisted, September 26, 
i86i,"at Libentv, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, Oc- 
tober I 1861 ; discharged for disabilit}-, March 26, 1862,^ at Washing- 
ton, D. C, as Keesler. 

Laine, George H. — ^Age, 20 years. EnHsted at WallkiH, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F. February 22, 1862 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, ^t Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Lane. 

Lamoreaux, Timothy — ^Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 }-ears. and mustered in as musician, Co. F, September 15, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, July 13, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, 
Va., as Lamoreaux. 

Leel Lewis — Transferred to Co. F, from Co. L, September 17, 
1862. See Co. L. 

Lefever, Alfred — Age, 46 years. Enlisted in 13th Congression- 
al District, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, Janu- 



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ary 21, 1864; killed in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, 

s.'c. 

Leggle, Philip — Agt, 27 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
18, 1861 ; deserted, from White Oak Swamp, V^'a., June 30. 1862. 

Leitzenberger, FREDERicK^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New- 
York City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, Au- 
gust 27, 1863; mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Lent, Nathan P. — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
30, 1861 ; wounded in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, \^a. ; dis- 
charged for his wounds, July 16, 1862, at Washington, D. C, as 

Lint. 

Leroy, Daniel K. — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted, August' 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; promoted sergeant, January 26, 1862; transferred to Veteran 
Reserve Corps, January 15, 1864. 

Leroy, Levi J. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Gosfhen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 11, 1864: mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Eli J. 
Le Roy . 

Lewis, David S. — Age, 23 years. Enliste'd at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 15, 1861 ; died of 
consumption, May 15, 1862, at Baltimore, Md. 

LooMis, Henri B. — Age, 21 years. Enrolled, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 ; as second lieutenant, November 14, 1862 ; as first lieutenant 
and adjutant, December 18. 1863 ; mustered out with regiment, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, 
December 30. 1862, with rank from No\'ember 14, 1862, vice C. 
Young, promoted; first lieutenant, and adjutant, November 25, 1863, 
with rank from Octobei i, 1863, vice E. H. Evans, discharged. 

Many, Felix — ^Age, 30 years. EnHsted. January 4, 1864, at Cal- 
licoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, January 20, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, 
S. C, also borne as ]\Ianev. 



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Martin, John H.— Age, i8 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, January 4, 1864; dis- 
charged for disabihty. April 30, 1865 ; at Hikon Head, S, C. 

'Martin, Samuel H. — Agt, 18 years. En'Hsted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, March i. 1862 ; dis- 
charged, May 6. 1865. 

Masten, Seloth a. — Age. 18 years. EnUsted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 24, 1864; 
mustered out. July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Silah T. Mas- 
tin. 

Mastin, Hexrv— Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liber'ty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F. August 29, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; died of tvphoid 
fever, June 16, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. ; also borne as Masten. 

Maybe, William F.— Age, 24 years. EnHsted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 15, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, Jan- 
uary I, 1865; returned to ranks, March i, 1865; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Maybie. 

McClennan, William B.— Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Mont- 
gomery, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, Decem- 
ber 8, 1863 : mustered ont with company, Octdber 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C, as ^IcClellen : also borne as McClellan. 

McConxell, Carmile— Age. 18 years. Enlisted, August 16, 
1861, at Libert}', to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, 
August 29, 1861 : re-enlisted as a veteran in Co. C, February 20, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, as Carmile McGonnel ; also borne as Connel. 

McCoNNELL, Edgar— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 
29, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McGiBBON, George— Age, 39 years. Enlisted, January 18, 1864, 
at Newtiurgh, to serve 3 }-ears ; mustered in as private, Co. F, Jan- 
uary 29, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charieston, S. C, as McGibben. 



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McGuE, Patrick — 'Age, 21 years. Enlisled at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 22, 1861 ; died 
of inflammation of the bowels. November 22. 1861, at WasWington, 
D. C. as McGeu. 

McKuNE, John — Age. 19 years. Enlisted. August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F. August 29, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, September 13, 1862, at Yorktown, 
Ya.. ; subsequent service in Co. G, Second ^Mounted Rifles. 

MiLLiGAX, Henry C. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, March 12, 1862; 
discharged for disability, June 28, 1862, at Annapolis, Md. 

MiLLSPAUGH, Isaac — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private. Co. F. September 3, 1864 ; muster- 
ed out. July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Milton, James H. F. — Age, 30 years. Enrolled, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. F, 
August 29, 1861 ; as captain, Co. A. August 6, 1862 ; discharged, 
March 31, 1865. Commissioned first lieutenant, December 18, 1861, 
Avith rank from August 29, 1861, original: captain, November 17, 
1862, with rank from August 5, 1862, vice Thomas S. Marvel, re- 
signed. 

Mitchell, P. Nicole — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 12, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as P. Nickoll 
Mitchell. 

]\IooRE, Star B. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; mustered out, August 28, 1864. 

MuNSON, Edgar H. — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 24, 1864 ; muster- 
ed out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Edgar H. Monsen. 

Murphy, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 28, 1863 ; 
deserted, September i, 1865, from Winsboro, S. C. Correct name 
John Hannah. 

Myers, Christian — Age, ^2 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 2, 1863 ;. 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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NiCKOLS, George — Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F. February 2^, 1865 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
George Nichols. 

NoTHOWAY, ChaUxXCV — Age, 36 years. Enlisted in First Con- 
gressional District, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. 
F, January 15, 1864; mustered out wath company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C, as Northaway. : also borne as Northway. 

Oli\'er, Franklin W. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 30, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, ^^ Charleston, S. C. 

Penfield, John H. — Age. 18 years. EnHsted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 20, 1864; 
musteretl out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as James H. Penfield. 

Perkins, Norman — Transferred to Co. F, from Co. G, no date, 
and served as second lieuenant, until April 4, 1864 ; than transferred 
to Co. G. See Co. G, for full record. 

Ray, Alexander — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August t6, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
23, 1861 ; discharged for disabihtv, October i, 1861, at Newburgh, 
N. Y. 

Reiner, Edw^ard — Age. 32 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, April 4, 1865 ; mus- 
tereid out with companv, October 17, 1865, at Charlestoin. S. C. 

Rhinehart, Morris J. — Age, 16 years. Enlisted at Montgom- 
ery, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 25, 
1864; mustered out July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Riley, William — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, June 23, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
29, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 : promoted cor- 
poral, October i, 1864: returned to ranks, February i, 1865; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Robertson, Moses — Age. 22 years. Enlisted, September 26, 
186 1, at Liberty, to serve 3 years; musitered in as private, Co. F, 
October i, 1861 ; killed in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks Va. 

Rush, Francis W. — Promoted second lieutenant. Go. F, from Co. 
A, December 15, 1863 ; died, December 25, 1863. See Co. A. 



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Rusk, Robert — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Pishkill, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 31, 1864; died of 
disease, October 30, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

ScRYBER, Philip W. — Age, 2j years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, February 28, 1862 ; 
discharged for disability, November 24, 1862, at New York City, as 
Scrybee. 

Secor, Jacob H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
25, 1861 ; mustered out, September 24, 1864. 

Seyboldt, Charles — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 26, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as pri\iate, Co. F, October 2, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, ■ February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Seybold. 

Slomax, John — 'Age, 40 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 28, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Smallev, Lot — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 24, 1864; mustered 
out, June 26, 1865 from Hare wood Hospital, Washington, D. C. 

Smith, Alexander — lAge, 19 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, March 11, 1862; 
re-erilisted as a veteran, March 11, 1864; promoted corporal, January 
I, 1865; mustered out, August 10, 1865, at New York City. 

SMiTir, CharlI'S — Age, 2r years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 24, 1861 ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, October 
I, 1864 ; mustered cut with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Smith, Corxi^lius — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and musiered in as musician, Co. F, February 12, 1862; re- 
turned to ranks as private, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
ary 20, 1864; died of chronic diarrhoea, January 30, 1865, at ]\Iorris 
Island, S. C. ; also borne as Charles E. Smith. 

Smith, Jacob — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 29, 
iSOi ; died of typhoid fever, June 24, 1862, at Wades Farm, Va. 



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Smith, J ami:-.s B. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to 3erve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, Oct./IxT 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Sj^oth. John — Age, 14 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in a=; wagoner, Co. F, August 16, 1861 ; return- 
ed to company, as private, no date ; transferred to First Cavalry, Sep- 
1 ember 16, 1861. 

SouLES, Benjamin — Age, 18 3'ears. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Libertv, to serve -^ years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, September 
I, 1861 ; died of congestive fever, July 14, 1863, at Seabrook Island, 
S. C. 

Si'ENCiR. John A. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 28, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Spkingstead, Charles — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 16, 
1861, "t Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, Sep- 
tember 2^, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 8, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Staatt-, John H. — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 28, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stickney, William jM. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 30, 186 1 ; 
promoted corporal, December i, 1863 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
ary 20, 1864; died of billions fever, Septembe/ 15, 1864, at Beau- 
fort, S. C. • 

St, John, Isaiah — ^Age, 40 years. Enrolled at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 13, 1864; mustered 
out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Taylor, George — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October i, 186 1 ; mustered 
out, September 30, 1864; also borne as George W. Taylor. 

Taylor, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October i, 1861 ; discharged 
for disability, May 24, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 



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Thompson, Leander — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, August 24, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Thompson', Stephen W. — Age, 22 years. Enrolled. August 16, 
1861, at Liberty, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. F, 
August 29, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, January 20, 1862 ; seoo.nri 
lieutenant, Co. G, August 26, 1862 ; discharged, June 2, 1863. Com- 
missioned second lieutenant, December 30, 1862, with rank from Au- 
gust 26, 1862, vice E. E. Morse, promoted. 

Thurston, William W. — Age, 2^ years. Enlisted, August 16, 
1861, at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, Au- 
gust 29, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 8, 1862, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Turner Thomas J. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at W^allkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, March 3, 1862 ; 
deserted. May 8, 1862, from Williamsburg. \'a. 

Tuthill, John B. — Re-enlisted in Co. F, from Co. B, and died at 
Charleston, S. C. See Co. B. 

A^AN Keuren, John X. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private. Co. F, August 26, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Van Lone, Robert — xA.ge, 18 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. F, October 11, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Van 
Loan. 

Van Orden, Charle.s — Age, 2"/ years. Enlisted, August 16, 
1861; at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, Au- 
gust 29, 1861 ; deserted, October 5, 1861, from Xewburgh, X^. Y. 

Van Orden, Henry — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 10, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, December 2"/. 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Van Tassel, Philip — Age, 37 years. En'listed, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, August 
20, 1861 ; deserted, June i. 1862, from Yorktown, Va. 

Wagener, George — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. F, August 28, 1863 ; 



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mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Wagner. 

Warrinx., William H. — Age. 21 years. EnHsted at Middletown, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 26, 
1862; discharged, May i, 1865, for promotion in United States 
Colored Troops. 

Weintz, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, September 12, 1861 : re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20. 1864 ; promoted, corporal. October 
I, 1864; sergeant, April i, 1865 ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Weisheimer. John — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered 'in as private, Co. F, October 2, 1861 ; re-enlist- 
ed as a veteran, February 20, 1865 ; promoted corporal, xApril i, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Weisheimer, Eurshart — Age. 44 years. Enlisted, January 18, 
1864, at Ca'lliooon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. F, 
January 20, 1864; killed in action, December 9, 1864, at Deveaux 
Neck, S. C. 

Wells, Melvix S. — Age, 26 years. Enrolled, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as captain, Co. F, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; discharged for disabilit}-, August 16, 1862. Commis- 
sioned captain, December 18. 1861. with rank from August 29, 1861. 
Or^iginal. 

Welton, Manly — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, August 29, 
1861 ; wounded in action, May 31. 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; died, 
June 30, 1862. 

White, Henry — Age, 2y years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. F. March 10, 1865 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17. 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

White, John E.^Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. F, March 12, 1862 ; promoted 
corporal, December i. 1863 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, March 12, 1864; 
promoted sergeant, January I. 1865; first sergeant, April i, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Whitmore, David O.— ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Go. F, Ang-ust 16, 1861 ; 
wounded in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; discharged for 
his wounds, September 29, 1863, at Washington, D. C. 

WiCKEXHOFER, George — Age, 24 years. Enhsted, January 4, 
1864, at Galiicoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Go. F, 
January 20, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. G. 

Yeager, Henry — Age, 29 years. Enlisted, August 26, 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Go. F, August 29, 
1861 ; transferred to Go. E, November 5, 1861 ; discharged for dis- 
abihty, December i, 1862, at Yorktown, Va., as Yager. 

Young, Gharles B. — Age, 24 years. Enrolled, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as second lieutenant. Go. F, 
August 29, 1861 ; as first lieutenant, November 14, 1862 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Gharlesbon, S. G. Gommis- 
sioned second lieutenant, December 18. 1861, with rank from August 
29, 1861. Original; first lieutenant. December 30, 1862, with rank 
from November 14, 1862, vice J. Dubois, promoted. 

Young, Eben G. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 16. 1861, at 
Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal. Go. F, August 29, 
1861 ;died of consumption, no date, at Liberty, N. Y. 

Young. Willliam — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician. Go. F, August 
29, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 21, 1862, at Yorktown, 
Va. 

Zernier, Henry G. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 16, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Go. F, September 
10, 1861 : wounded in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; dis- 
charged for wovinds, September 24, 1863, at Beaufort, S. G. ; also 
borne as Zamer ; subsequent service in Go. G, Second Alounted 
Rifles. 

Killed in Action. 

James Bonney, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

James Bush, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. G. 

Alfred Lefever, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. G. 



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Moses Robertson, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Weisheimer Eurshart, DeceimbeT- 9, 1864, at Oeveaux Neck, S. C. 

Wounded in Action. 

John H. Austin, May 31, 1862, at Falir Oaks, Va. 

Joseph Demar, December g, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Dennison Fisk, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks. Va. 

Thomas Gilclersieeve, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Bernard Krushner, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Nathan P. Lent, May 31. 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Manly Wehon, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

David O. Wbitmore, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Henry Zenier, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Blake Devine, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 

Died of Disease and Wounds. 

George Barnum, March 31, 1862, at Washington, D. C. • 

Levi Barnum, October 10, 1862, at Alexandria, Va. 

Gabriel Beach, May i, 1862, at Newport News, Va. 

Henry Brooks, July 27, 1865, at Newberry, S. C. 

Vincent Burdine, December 31, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Peter Dolan, May 11, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

George Gardner, February 13, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

George W. Hardenburgh, October 15. 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Joseph Harris, October 21, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Daniel Hasbrouck, September 8, 1865, at Winsboro, S. C. 

Walter Huntington, September 3, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

John Kupper, July 13, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

David S. Lewis, May 15, 1862, at Baltimore, Md. 

Henry Masten, June 6, 1864, at Beaufort. S. C. 

Patrick McGue, November 22, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Francis W. Rush, December 25, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Robert Rusk, October 30, 1864. at Morris Island, S. C. 

Cornelius Smith, January 30, 1865, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Jacob Smith, June 24, 1862, at Wades Farm, Va. 

Benjamin Soules, July 14, 1863, at Scabrook, Island, S. C. 

William M. Stickney. September 15, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

John B. Tuthill, October 12, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Manly Welton, June 30, 1862, in hospital of wounds. 
Eben C. Young, no date, at Liberty, X. Y. 

Discharged. 

John H. Austin, November 20, 1862, for wounds. 
James M. Bailey, Apriil 8. 1862, for disability. 
Isaac Barnum, October 16, 1862, for disability. 
Benjamin C. Beebe, December 12, 1862, for disability. 
John F. Birch, August 5, 1864, for disability. 
'George Bonny, February 17, 1862, for disability. 
Samuel Broad'head, April 8, 1862, for disability. 
Jajmes Burton, February 17, 1862, for disability. 
Samuel Butts, February 17, 1862, for disability. 
Alonzo Corby, July 13, 1862, for disablity. 
James W. Davis, May 26, 1863, for disability. 
Plymouth Davis, March 22, 1863, for disability. 
Ira P.'Devine, November 6, 1862, for disabiHty. 
Dennison Fisk, May 18, 1865, resigned. 
George H. Fox, May i, 1865, for promotion U. S. C. T. 
James B. Gardner, March 20, 1862, for disability. 
Lester Hall. May i, 1865, for promotion U. S. C.T. 
Everett Hardenburgh, April 8, 1862, for disability. 
Ferdinand Hasibrouck, September 4, 1861, as a minor. 
Samuel Hawks, November 5, 1862, for disability. 
Nathan Hinkley, February 17, 1862, for disabiHty. 
Charles Jackson, February 17. 1862, for disability. 
James Kipp, May 9, 1863, for disability. 
Peter Krenrich, November 21, 1862, for disabiHty. 
Bernard Krushner, October 8, 1862, for wounds. 
George W. Keesler, March 26, 1862. for disabiHty. 
Timothy Lamoreux, July 13, 1862, for disability. 
Nathan P. Lent, July 16, 1862, for wounds. 
John H. Martin, April 30, 1865, for disabiHty. 
John McKune, September 15, 1862, for disabiHty. 
Henry C. Milligan, June 28, 1862. for disability. 
Alexander Ray, October i, 1861. for disability. 
Philip W. Scryber, November 24, 1862, for disability. 
Charles Spriingstead. April 8, 1862. for disabiHty. 
John Taylor, May 24. 1862, for disability. 



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William W. Thurston, April 8. 1862. for disability. 
Henry Van Orden. December 2y. 1861. for disability. 
William H. Warr'ing, May i, 1865, for promotion. 
Melvin S. WeMs, August 16, 1862. for disability. 
David O. Whitmore, September 29. 1863, for wounds. 
William Young;, September 2'r, 1862, for disability. 
Henry C. Zerner, September 24, 1863, for wounds. 

Transferred. 

Webster Burton, September 16. i86r, to First N. Y. Cavalry. 
Daniel K. Le Roy, January 15. 1864, to Veteran Reserve Corps. 
John Smith, September 16, 1861, to First N. Y. Cavalry. 



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Company G. 



Captains. 

William D. Fuller. 
Daniel D. Elting. 
Joseph S. Holmes. 

■ , First Lieutenants. 

Daniel D. Kiting. 
Demmon S. Decker. 
Norman Perkins. 
James McGuire. 

Second Lieutenants. 

Edward H. Lomas. 
Stephen W. Thompson. 
Norman Perkins. 
Charles Becker. 
Edgar E. Morse. 
John J. Brj^ers. 
Francis Might. 

Adams, Joi-in Q. — Age. 24 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; promoted to corporal, September 5, 1862 ; sergeant, March 
20, 1864; returned to ranks, June 30, 1864; mustered out October 
15, 1864. 

Alexander, John — Age, 21 years. EnHsted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 3, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Allen, Samuel — Age, 42 years. lEnlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 2, 1863 ; killed 
in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
Anderson Henrv S. AI. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October 28, 1861 ; mustered out. (3ctober 13, 1864. 

Atkins, Melville — Age, 24 years. Enilisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered lin as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; discharged for disability, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Bailey, George W. — Age, 24 }-ears. Enlisted. September 23, 
/1861, at Nevvburg'h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Barhight, Ichabod — Agt, 22 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
Octoiber i, 1861 ; re-enilisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, O'ctober 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Barnes, George E. — Transferred from Co. C, October 26, 1861, 
and enlisted in Co. D, February 20, 1864, as a veteran. 

Barnes, George W. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promot- 
ed corporal, June 30, 1864 ; captured and paroled at Port Royal Ferry, 
S. C, no dates ; promoted sergeant, April 15, 1865 ;' mustered out witli 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Barnes, William H.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; died, no date, at YorktOwn, Va. 

Barrett, Anthony — Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as pr'ivate, Co. G, September 2, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Bishop, George — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Ellenville, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as pr^ivate, Co. G, January 14, 1864 ; muster- 
ed out, August 5, 1865, at Albany, N. Y. 

Bond, SAMUEL-^Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to sejve 3 
years, and mustered in as private. Co. G, March 13, 1862 ; re-enlisted 
as a veteran, February 20, 1864 : died. May 19, 1864. at Middletown, 
N. Y., as Barnes. 



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Booth, William — Age, 33 years. Enliisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G. October 24, 
1863 ; discharged for disability, June 7, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

BoTTS, John — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Ellenville, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 1861 ; transfer- 
red to Co. C, First Mounted Rifles, no date. 

BowNE, George W. — Age, 23 years. EnMsted at Ellenville, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as pr^ivate, Co. G, October i 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; deserted at expiration of 
furlough. May 2y, 1865. 

Bradford, William H. — 'Age, 20 years. EnUsted, September 5», 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; re-enTisted as a veteran, in Co. I, February 20, 1864;. 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Briggs, Sanford — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenviille, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; transferred to Co. C, First Mounted Rifles, October 16, 1861. 

Bright, John R. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at EUenvi'lle, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 1861 ; discharg- 
ed for disability, no date. 

Broadhurst, Simon V. N. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Kingston, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as pr'ivate, Co. G, September 13, 
1863 ; died of typhoid pneumonia, March 17, 1865 in hospital Beau- 
fort S. C. 

Brock, John R. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October I, 
1861 ; mustered out, October 15, 1864. 

Brogan, Barnard — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, August i, 1862, at Harrison's 
Landing, Va. 

Brooks, Clark — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, March 30, 1864 ; died of 
typhoid fever, March 5, 1865, at hospital, Beaufort S. C. 

Bryers, John J. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. G, October 



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1, 1861 ; promoted to first sergeant, September 5. 1862: returned to 
ranks, January 10, 1864; mustered out, October 15, 1864. Commis- 
sion-ed second lieutenant. Xo\'ember 25, 1863, with rank from June 

2, 1863, commission cancelled, vice S. W. Thompson, resigned. 

Burger, Thomas — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, at Newburgh, N. Y., no date. 

BuRLisoN, William — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years : mustered in as wagoner. Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; deserted, June 18, 1862, 
at Wades Farm, Va. 

Butler, William — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. G. October 
I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, Januarv 27, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Callan, Thomas — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, August 9, 1863 ! dis- 
charged for promotion to second lieutenant, 128th United States Col- 
ored Troops, March 31, 1865. 

Carr. David — Age. 45 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private. Co. G. October 
28, 1861 ; discharged for disability, no date, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Carr, James A. — Age, 29 years. Enlisted, March i, 1862, at 
Wallkill, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G. April 4, 
1862 ; discharged for disability, January 20, 1863, at Fort Monroe, 
Va. 

Carrolle, John D. — Age. 24 years. Enlisted. September 23, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; died of measles, March — , 1862, at Washington, D. 
C. 

Catlin, David — Age, 43 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, -to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; transferred to 7th Battery, no date. 

Chadwick, x\lbert — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1863, 
at New York City, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
August 27, 1863 ; died of inflammation, February 8, 1864, at Beau- 
fort, S. C, as Chedwick. 



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Chapman, Charles — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 12, 1864; 
mustered out with the company, October 17, 1865 'at Charleston, S. C. 

Chapman, Ch.vrles — Age, 25 years. Enhsted, September 5, 1861, 
ait Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; discharged for disabiltv, December 15. 1862, at Newark, 

N.J. 

Churchill, Augustus — Age, 23 years. EnUsted, September 5, 

1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal Co. G, 
October 28, 1861 ; mustered out, October 15, 1864, as Churchwell. 

Clark, Thomas — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. G, INIarch 14, 1862 ; re-en- 
I'isted as a veteran, M'arch 23, 1864 : mustered out with company, 
October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Close, David — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; discharged for disability. November 26, 1862, at York- 
town, Va. 

Connelly, James — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 14, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July II, 1865, at Albany, N. Y. 

Connelly, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted. October 21, 1861, at 
Newburg'h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; discharged to enlist in United States Army, November i, 

1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Connelly, }^Iichael — ^Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 14, 1864; 
mustered out, July 11, 1865, at Albany, N. Y. 

CoONS, Alonzo — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to ser^-e 3 years ; mustered in as pfivate, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; died of congestive fever, August 3, 1863, at Folly Island, 
S. C. 

Coppinger, John — Age, 41 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. G, January 23, 1864 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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CoRREV, Harvey P. — ^Age, 19 years. Enilisted, March 6, 1862, 
at Wallkill, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. G, April 
4, 1862 ; discharged for disabiUty. February 27, 1863, at Fairfax, Va. 

Correy, Robert — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 23, 1863 ; 
killed in action, December 6, 1864. at Deveaux Neck, S. C. : also 
borne as Corey. 

Countryman, Joseph — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October 28, 1861 ; discharged for disability, December 9. 1862. at 
Newark, N. J. 

Cramps, Felix — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, Septeinber 23, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1 86 1, deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Grossman, Edward S. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Elleinville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, Co. G, 
October 28, 1861 ; mustered out, October 15. 1864 as Prewman. 

CuMMiNGS, Patrick — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kings'ton, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. G, March 21, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Currey, Charles — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; discharged for disability, no date, a't Newburgh, N. Y. 

Dagnon, John — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, February 10, 1862, at 
Wallkill, tQ serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, April 4, 
1862; disicharged for disability, July 13, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa. 

Darling, James — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Middletown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, March 31, 1864; 
mustered out with company, O'ctober 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Dor land. 

Davenport, Ira L. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Ulster County, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 4, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Davenport, Westbrook L. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Ulster 
Count}, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, Janu- 
ary 4. 1864; wounded in action, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, 



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S. C. : mustered out with company, October pj, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Daves, John — Age, 24 years. Enhsted at Wallkill. o serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, February 20. 1862 : re-enlist- 
ed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; appointed wagoner and return- 
ed to company as private, no date ; mustered out with company, Oc- 
tober 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. : also borne as Davis. 

Davin, Benjamin B. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted. February 20, 
1862. at Wallkill, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
.^pril 4, 1862; died May 25, 1862. at Yorktown, \^a. 

Decker, Amos — Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Ulster County, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 4, 1864; 
died of typhoid fever, January 13. 1865, in hospital, at Morris Island, 
S. C. ' 

Decker, Camilus L. — Age, 25 years. Enhsted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 12, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Cornelius L. Decker. 

Decker. Demmon S. — Promoted first lieutenant, Co. G, from Co. 
I, October 3, 1862; discharged, April 11, 1864. See Co. F, and I. 

Decker, George A. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, January 18, 1864, 
at Kingston, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. G, January 
20, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton. S. C. ; also borne as Beecher. 

Decker, William H. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Ulster County, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 14, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Derkey, Daniel — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgli, N. Y. 

Dewire, Dennis— Age, 25 years. Enlisted. September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 18, 1862, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Dewitt, Jacob B. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861,. 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. G, Octo- 



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ber 28, 1 861 ; promoted first sergeant. February 29, 1864 ; died of 
congestive fever, August 10, 1864, in hospital, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Drake, Morris — 'Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October I, 
1861 ; deserted October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Dubois, James — Age, 25 years. Enrolled, October 15, 1861, at 
New York City, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October 28. 1861 ; promoted second lieutenant. Co. K, April 10, 
1862; mustered in as first lieutenant, April 12. 1862; as captain, 
Co. F, November 14. 1862; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. ; not commissioned second lieu- 
tenant. Commissioned first lieutenant, June 10, 1862, with rank from 
February 26, 1862, vice E. Smiith, promoted ; captain. November 
24, 1862, with rank from November 14, 1862, vice M. S. Wells, re- 
signed ; major. September 29, 1865, with rank from September 24, 
1865. not mustered, vice E. Smith, promoted. 

Du Bois, Westle M. — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Sullivan 
County, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 
12, 1864 ; died of brain fever, July 29, 1865, at Newberry S. C. ; 
also borne as Wessel Dubois. 

Easton, Edward A. — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October 28, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted sergeant. June 30, 1864; 
wounded in action, December 6. 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Eastman. 

Eaton, Burr — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, at 
Newburg'h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Eaton, Daniel B. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, February 6, 1862 ; desert- 
ed. May, 1862, from Roper's Church, Va. 

EcK, Henry — Age, 21 years. Enlisted in 13th Congressional Dis- 
trict, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 
8, 1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston S. C. 



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Edmonds, William H. — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, February 11, 
1862 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, 
April 15, 1865; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C, as William Edmonds. 

Ellis, Elias — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Ulster County, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 4, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Ellis, Tohx H. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Elsessor, Peter — Age, 36 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, April 5, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Elting, Daniel D. — Age, 22 years. Enrolled, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; as capta'in, Co. E, November 18, 1862; transferred 
to Co. G, April 13, 1863; discharged, March 9, 1864; commissioned 
first lieutenant, December 18. 1861, with rank from May 31, 1862, 
vice William J. Williams, killed in action. 

Evens, James O. — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 1862; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, January i, 
1865 ; mustered out wiith company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

FoRBS, Charles T. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and nnistered in as private, Co. G, February 11, 1862; 
discharged, April 4, 1865 ; also borne as Forbes. 

Foster, Alphonzo — Age, 18 years. Enhsted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 8, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Freer, David — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861, mustered out, October 15, 1864. 

Freer, Hiram — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; deserted. October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 



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Frev, George — Age, 28 years. Enlisted in 13th Congressional 
District, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
8, 1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Frey, John F. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Ulster County, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 11, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Fuller, Joel C. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 30, 1862, at Fort Monroe, 
Va. 

Fuller, Uriah — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 12, 1864; died of 
typhoid fever, September 12, 1865 at Edgefield, S. C. 

Fuller, William D. — ^Age. 35 years. Enrolled September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as captain, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; discharged, March 10, 1863. Commissioned cap- 
tain, December 18, 1861, with rank from October i, 1861. Original. 

FuRMAN, Sylvester — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgh N. Y. 

Garrett, Amasa — -Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenvilie, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, Februarv 18, 1862, at Was'hington, 
D. C. 

Gilbert, Charles — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, September 5. 1861^ 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; mustered out, October 15, 1864. 

Gilbrath, Hugh — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 5,1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted corporal, 
October 15, 1864: wounded in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey 
Hill, S. C. ; died of his wounds, December i, 1864, at Hilton Head, 
S. C. 

GiLLETT, Eli K. — Age, 29 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 
1861 ; mustered out, October 15, 1864. 



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GooDsiE, James A. — ^Age, i8 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at EUenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as privae, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted 
corporal, June 30. 1864; mustered out, November 4, 1865, at New- 
York City, as Goodsir. 

Graham, Edward — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 26, 1863 ; Leg 
crushed near Santee River by cars and leg amputated, October 9, 
1865 ; absent, sick in hospital, at muster out of company. 

Hadden, Charles — 'Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 15, 1864; 
Absent, sick in hospital, at muster out of company. 

Hadden. John H. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 19, 1864; 
mustered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Oliarleston, S. C. 

Haines, Alonzo — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at EUenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; mustered out, October. 1864; also borne as Haynes. 

Halcott, Richard — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 : discharged for disability, July 28, 1862, at Har- 
rison's Landing, \"a. 

Hanley, Peter — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellemiille, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, October 2, 1862, at New York City. 

Hanney, William — Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, Februar\- 25, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hanney, William — Age, 32 years. Enlisted. September 23, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; deserted, October 28, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Hardenburgh, John A. — ^Age. 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G. October i, 
1861 ; died of typhoid fever, January 29. 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Harding, John — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at EUenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; deserted. October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 



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Harmon, Thomas — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 5. 1861, 
at EUenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; mustered out, October 15, 1864; also borne as Herman. 

Hart, William H. — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Newburgli. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 24. 1862. at 
Fort Monroe, Va. 

Hasbroltck, Hiram — ^Age, 2/ years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private. Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; transferred to 7th Xew York Battery. October 6, 
1861. 

Henderson, William — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 18, 1862, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Herooy, William — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

HiNES, William G.- -Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Nevvbu.gh to serve 3 years; mustered in as private Co. G, 
October i, 1861 . mustered out, October 15, 1864; also borne as 
Haynes, and Wliliam J. Hains. 

HiNKLEV, John — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, April 13, 1864, at 
Kingston, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, April 15, 
1864; wounded in action December 9, 1864, at Tillifinny Station, S. 
C. ; died of his wounds, December 24, 1864, in hospital, Beaufort, 
S. C. 

HiZER, Peter — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 21,, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November 22, 1862, at Yorktown, 
Va. 

Holmes Joseph S. — Age, 36 years. Enrolled, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as first sergeant, 
Co. G, October i, 1861 ; as second lieutenant, Co. K, September 5, 
1862; as first Heutenant Co. E, March i, 1863; as captain, Co. G, 
June 21, 1864: mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, November 17, 



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1862, with rank from September 4. 1862, vice J. F. Shafer, promot- 
ed : first lieutenant. November 25, 1863, with rank from February 9, 

1863, vice E. E; Morse, dismissed : captain. May 25. 1864 with rank 
from March 8, 1864, vice D. t). Eltinge, resigned. 

HoRNBECK, Morgan — Age. 2^^ years. EnHsted,. September 23,, 
1861. at Ellenville. to serve 3 years; mustered in as private. Co. G, 
October i. 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

House, Lewis — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, at Kingston, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private. Co. G, January 11, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also 
borne as Hous. 

Hunt, Henry — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 23. 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. G. October 
I, 1861 ; discharged for disability. February 18. 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Ivory, James — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 1861 : discharged 
for disability, July 11, 1863, at New York City. 

Jenkinson, James — Age. 18 years. Enlisted at Blooming Grove, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, March 23, 1864 r 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kelly. Benjamin — ^Age. 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private. Co. G. September 13. 1864; 
mustered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Kelly, Charles — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 13, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kelly, John — Age, 2>^ years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
vear, and mustered in as private. Co. G, August 31, 1864; mustered 
out July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kennedy, Harrison H. — ^Age. 22 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, February 6. 1862; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Henry H. Kennedy. 

Kennedy, Lewis E.— Age. 22 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 vears, and mustered in as musician, Co. G, February 6, 1862 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864: returned to company as 



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private, no date; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

KoGAN, Sylvester R. — Age, 25 years. EnHsted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as nrivate, Co. G, 
October i, 186 1 ; discharged for disabiUty. July 11, 1863, at New 
York City. 

Lake, Reuben— Age, 18 years. EnHsted, September 15, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 
1861 ; deserted, October 28, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

LoMAS, Edward H.— Mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. G, 
December 24, 1863 ; transferred to Co. B, June 12, 1864 (Sep Co 
B.) 

LoMAs, William B.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. G, March 22, 1864 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lyon, Andrew — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, February 11, 1862; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, June 30, 
1864; sergeant, August 11, 1864; died of diarrheoa, April 8, 1865, at 
hospital, Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Lvons. 

Lyons, Edward M.— Age, 22 years. Enrolled, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, Co. G, 
October I. 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran^ 
February 20, 1864 ; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. K, August 
II, 1865; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, May 17, 1865, with rank 
from May 2, 1865, vice V. Champlin, mustered out. 

'Mance. Silas H.— Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; re-cnlistcc! as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, June 30, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Manson, Marti X a. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, Septemher 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 10, 1864, at Beau- 
fort. S. C. 



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McCloy, Joseph — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 3, 1864; niuster- 
ed out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
MdClellyj prior service in Co. B, 51st Infantry. 

McGee, Samuel — ^Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 3, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McGuire, James — ^Age, 23 years. Enhsted. September 5. 1861, 
at EUenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1864 ; promoted sergeant, June 30, 1864 : first sergeant. Au- 
gust II, 1864; mustered out, November 17, 1865. Commissioned 
first lieutenant, September 19, 1865, wich rank from same date, not 
mustered, vice D. H. Auchmoody, resigned. 

Merritt. Joseph — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Catskill, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 8, 1863 ; died of 
typhoid fever, January 31, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C, as Meffitt. 

MiGHT^ Francis — Age, 27 years. Enrolled, September 5, 1861, 
at EUenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G. October 
I, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, and assigned to color guard, no date; 
transferred to Co. B, January 10, 1862 : to Co. G, January 14, 1862 ; 
returned to the ranks, no date ; promoted sergeant major, December 
23, 1863 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; mustered in as 
second lieutenant. Co. G, June 21, 1864; as first lieutenant, Co. C, 
June 16, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant. May 25, 1864, 
with rank from ^larch 28, 1864, vice N. Perkins, promoted: first 
liieutenant. May 31, 1865, with rank from !\Iay i, 1865, vice A. P. 
Ketchum, promoted. 

Miller, Abraham — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, March 22,, 1864, 
at Blooming Grove, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
]\Iarch 30, 1864: mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C, as Abram S. Miller. 

Miller, Thomas — ^Age, 21 years. Enhsted, September 5, 1861, 
at EUenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. G, Oc- 
tober I, 1861 ; mustered out, October 15, 1864. 

Millspaugh, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 1861 ; 
died of typhoid fever, February 21, 1862, at Washingtou, D. C. 



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Morse. Edgar E.— Age, 22 years. Enrolled, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. 
G. October i. 1861 ; promoted first lieutenant, Co. E. August 25, 
1862 ; dismissed, February 9, 1863. Commissioned second lieutenant, 
December 18, 1861, with rank from (3ctober i, 1861. Original; first 
lieutenant, November 17, 1862, with rank from August 26, 1862, vice 
Henry A. Still, resigned. 

Mulligan, James F.— Age. 22 years. Enlisted, March 17. 1862, 
at Wallkill. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G. April 4, 
1862; discharged for disability, October 15. 1862. at Alexandria, Va. 

Murray, James— Age. 23 years. Enlisted,- September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G. October 
I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran in Co. A. February 16, 1864; 
wounded, no date; discharged for disability, June 5. 1865, at Sum- 
merville, S. C. ; also borne as Murry. 

Nixon, Edward — ^Age, 16 years. Enlisted. September 5. 1861. at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864; returned to 
company, as private, no date ; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

O'Brien, Richard — 'Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, March 24, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Paul, James — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i year, 
and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 12, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Payne, Jacob — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; killed in action, 
December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; also borne as Paine and 
JPane. 

Peet, Clarence H. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, January 23, 1864, 
at Ulster County, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
January 25, 1864; killed in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, 
S. C. 

Peet, William P. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, January 12, 1864, 
at Ulster County, to serve 3 years: mustered in as private, Co. G, 



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January 15, 1864; mustered out with' company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Phelaxd, Richard — ^Age, 35 years. Enhsted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 1861 ; 
re-enhsted as a veteran. February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, June 
30, 1864; mustered out w^ith company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. ; also borne as Phealan and Phelan. 

Perkins, Norman — Age, 22 years. Enrolled, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; transferred to Co. K, February 5, 1863; promoted ser- 
geant, no date; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; promot- 
ed first sergeant, no date ; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. G, 
March 15, 1864: transferred to Co. F, no date; mustered in as first 
lieutenant, Co. G. April 4. 1864 ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Oharleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, 
February 9, 1864, with rank from June 2, 1863, vice J. J. Bryers, 
commission cancelled ; first lieutenant. May 25, 1864, with rank from 
March 28, 1864, vice D. S. Decker, discharged; captain, September 
19, 1865, with rank from September i, 1865, not mustered, vice M. 
Sears, mustered out. 

Phenix, Milton — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, 
at Newbuj-gh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I. 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Porter, Able — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted. September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, Octdber 
I, 1861 ; wounded in right leg at Seabrook Island, S. C. in action; 
mustered out, October 15, 1864. 

Pryor, John— Age, 27 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 
1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Race, John — Age, 34 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 vears ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 
1861 ; deserted, October 28, 1861 ; at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Reding, George — Age, 37 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, 
at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; discharged for disability. February 28, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; subsequent service in Co. M, 22nd Cavalry. 



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Reynolds, James — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, August 25, 1863 ; 
absent, on detached service, at muster out of company. 

Richards, Gasper — ^Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, Mardh i, 1862; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out w^ith company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Casper Richards ; also borne 
as Richart. 

RusHMORE, Lewis W. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promot- 
ed sergeant, March 20, 1864; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Russell, James — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 24, 1863 ; 
•deserted, July 11, 1865, from Charleston, S. C. 

ScHOONMAKER, Ephraim — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Hunters- 
town, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 
7, 1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Scott, Sylv^ester S. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 4, 1862, at New 
York City. 

Shaffer, Martin — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Captured in 
action at Honey Hill, S. C, November 30, 1864. Released Febru- 
ary, 1865. 

Sharp, Isaac — 'Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 
1861 ; deserted, October 28, 1861, from Newhurgh, N. Y. 

Shearman, Daniel R. — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, February 26, 1862; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; wounded in action, De- 
cember 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; promoted corporal, January 
I, 1865 ; discharged for disability, June 28, 1865. 



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Shelv, Elisha — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co.«G, October 
I, 1861 ; mustered out, October 15, 1864; also borne as Shealy^ 
S'heeley. and Elias Sheley and as Sheeloy. 

Shelev. Philip — Age, 2j years. Enlisted, January 14, 1864, at 
Sullivan County, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Go. G, Jan- 
uary 15, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston S. C. ; also borne as Sheelv. 

Sibley, Stephen — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 3, 1863 ; 
captured in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. paroled 
no date : mustered out, June 26, 1865, at Albany ,N. Y. 

Simpson, James H. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, August 31, 1864; muster- 
ed out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Slater. Marino — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, January 12, 1864, at 
Ellen\Ml'le. to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, January 
13, 1864; killed in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. ; 
also borne as Marimus Slater. 

Sloane, John — 'Age, 21 years. Enlisted, at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 23, 1863 ; 
died of congestive fever, August 30, 1864, in hospital, at Beaufort, S. 
C. 

Smith, Charles — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861^ 
at Bllenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 ; transferred to navy, no date. 

Smith, Eugene — Age, 20 years. En'listed, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1861 : re-enlisted as a veteran, Co. L, February 20, 1864 ; appointed 
wagoner and returned to company, as private, no date ; died of 
typhoid fever, October 4, 1864, at Beaufort, S. u. 

Smith, Hiram — ^^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 24, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Irani Smith. 

Smith, John J. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Ulster County, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 12, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Smith, John W. — Age, 23 years. EnMsted, September 5, 1861, 
at EllenviUe, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; returned to 
ranks, December 31, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stanbrough, Thomas — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Fishkill, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, March 24, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stewart, Peter — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 27, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stokes, Abraham — ^Age, 32 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, Octo- 
ber I, 1861 ; discharged February 28, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. ; also 
borne as Able Stokes. 

Strowse, Jonah— Age, 21 years. Enlisted, January 4, 1864, at 
Ulster County, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, Janu- 
ary 5, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C, as Jonah Strouse. 

Styles, Lafayett— Age, 33 years. Enlisted at WilHamsburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, July 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Sweet, William F. — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; promoted corporal, February 3, 1863 ; mustered out, 
October 15, 1864. 

Sykes, Moses — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 8, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Moses T. Saxe ; also borne as Sycks and Syck. 

Terwilliger, Augustus— Age, 21 years. Enhsted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; died of tvphoid fever, May 16, 1862, at Yorktown, 
Va. 

Terwilliger, David B. — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted, January 4, 
1864, at Ulster County, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
G, January 5, 1864, mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charieston S. C. ; also borne as Terwillegar. 



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Thompson, Charles W. — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, March 26, 1862; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Thompson, Stephen W. — Promoted second lieutenant, Co. G, 
from first sergeant, Co. F, August 26, 1862 ; resigned, June 2, 1863. 
(See Co. F.) 

Thorp, Isaac — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
I, 1 86 1 ; no further record. 

TooKER, Luther — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Keiilionkson, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, August 18, 1862 ; 
discharged for disability, July 11, 1863, at New York City. 

Tracy, James — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. G, September i, 1863; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as James H. Tracy. 

Tubes, John — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October i, 
1861 ; died df typhoid fever, January 25, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Turner, William H. — Age. 35 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, March 26, 1862 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, March 15, 1864; wounded in action, Decem- 
ber 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; died of his wounds. January 4, 
1865, in hospital at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Tyde, Thomas — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 26, 1863 ; 
discharged, June 30, 1865. 

Urins, Uriah — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. G, October 27, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Vandermark, Peter — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville. to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. G, 
October i, 1861 ; wounded in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, 
Va. ; mustered out, October 15, 1864. 

Van Dover, Wiles — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. G, Octo- 



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ber I, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; deserted, December 26, 1862, 
at Yorktown, Va. as Vandover Wiles. 

Van Kirk, EowARO^Ag-e, 21 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as orivate. Go. G, September 
8, 1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Gharles- 
ton, S. G. 

Van Kirk, Job— Age, 37 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, at 
Ellenvilie, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Go. G, October i, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, March 24, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Gharleston, S. G. 

Van Kirk, Lewis— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private. Go. G, March 27, 1865 ; mustered 
out witih company, October 17, 1865, at Gharleston, S. G. 

Vanroy, ViCTOR^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 15, 1861, 
at Ellenvilie, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Go. G, October 
I, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted cor- 
poral, October 15. 1864; killed in action, November 30, 1864 at 
Honey Hill, S. G. 

Van Schaick, John— Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Go. G, October i, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; died of t\'phoid fever, 
June 30, 1864, in hospital at Beaufort, S. G. 

Vantyle, Samuel— Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Wallkill. to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Go. G. February 6, 1862 : re-en- 
listed as a veteran, March 23. 1864; promoted corporal, Octdber 
15, 1864; mustered out with company, Octdber 17, 1865, at Gharles- 
ton, S. G. 

Vernooy, Abraham— Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenvilie, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Go. G, 
October i, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November 26, 1862, at 
Georgetown, Va. 

Verodlott, Victor— Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenvilie, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Go. G, October 
I, 1861 ; no further record. 

Walters, Joseph— Age, 20 years. Enhsted at Wallkill, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Go. G, March 17, 1862 ; re-enlist- 
ed as a veteran, March 23, 1864; promoted corporal, April 15, 1865 ; 



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mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Joseph H. Waters. 

■Waters, James^ — ^Age, 22 years. EnHsted, October 26, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; deserted, October 28, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Webber, Anthony — Age, 28 years. EnHsted in Ulster County, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, January 2y, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Wescott, James — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 

1, 1861 ; deserted, October 28, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Williams, John — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, October 26, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. G, October 
28, 1861 ; deserted, October 28, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

WiNNEY, Franklin — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, October 28, 1861 ; 
deserted, October 28, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Winters, Charles E. — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. G, September 

2, 1861 ; mustered out with companv, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Woods, George F. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1861, 
at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, Co. G, Oc- 
tober I, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 21, 1863, at 
Newark, N. J. 

York, Peter — Age, 32 years. En'listed at Kingston, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. G. September 13, 1864; muster- 
ed out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Killed in Action. 

Samuel Allen, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
Robert Correy, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Jacob Payne, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Clarence H. Peet, November 30, 1864. at Honey Hill, S. C. 
'Marino Slater, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
Victor Vanroy, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 



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291 



Wounded in Action. 

Westbrook L. Davenport, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S.C. 
Edward Eastern, December 6. 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Hug^h Gilbrath, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
James Murray, Date and action not given. 
Danie'l R. Shearman, December 6, 1864, Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
William H. Turner, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Peter Vandermark, Alay 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Abel Porter, at Seabrook Island, S. C. 

Captured. 

iWilliam H. Turner, no date, at Port Royal Ferry, S. C. Paroled, 

no date. 
Stephen Sibley, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. Paroled, 

no date. 
George W. Barnes, no date, at Port Royal Ferry, S. C. Paroled, 

no date. 
•Martin Shaffer, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill Paroled, Feb- 

urary, 1865. 



Died of Disease and Wounds. 

William H. Barnes, no date, at Yorktown, Va. 
Samuel Bond, May 19, 1864, at Middletown, N. Y. 
Clark Brooks, March 5, 1865, at Beaufort, S. C. 
John.D. Carrolle, M'ardh, 1862, at Washmgton, D. C. 
Albert Chadwick, February 8, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Alonzo Coons, August 3, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C. 
Benjamin B. Davin, May 25, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 
'Amos Decker, January 13, 1865, at Morris Island, S. C. 
Jacob B. Deu-itt, August 10, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Wessel DuBois, July 29, 1865, at Newberry, S. C. 
Uriah Fuller, September 12, 1865, at Edgefield, S. C. 
Hugh Gilbrath. December i, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
John A. Hardenburgh, January 29, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
John Hinkley, December 24, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Andrew Lyon, April 8, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Simon V. N. Broadhurst, in hospital, March 17, 1865, at Beau- 
fort, S. C. 
Joseph Merritt, January 31, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 
John Milspaugh, February 21, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
John Sloane, August 30, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Eugene Smith, O'ctober 4, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Augustus TerwilHger, May 16, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 
John Tubbs, January 25, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
WilHam H. Turner, January 4, 1865. at Hihon Head, S. C. 
John Van Sdhaick, June 30, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Discharged. 

Melvill Atkins, no date, for disabiUty. 

WiUiam Booth, June 7, 1865, for disabiHty. 

John R. Bright, no date, for disabiHty. 

Bernard Brogan, Aug. i, 1862, at Harrison's Landing. 

Thomas Burger, no date, for disabiHty. 

William Butler, Jauary 27, 1862, for disability. 

David Callan, discharged for promotion, March 31, 1865. 

David Carr, no date, for disability. 

James A. Carr, January 20, 1863, for disability. 

Charles Chapman, December 15, 1862, for disability. 

David Close, November 26, 1862, for disability. 

Harvey P. Correy, February 27, 1863, for disability. 

Joseph Countryman, December 9, 1862, for disability. 

Oharles Currey, no date, for disability. 

John Dagnon, July 13, 1863, for disability. 

Demmon S. Decker, October 3. 1862. 

Dennis Dewire, February 28, 1862, for disability. 

Daniel D. Elting, March 9, 1864, resigned. 

William D. Fuller, March 10, 1863, resigned. 

Joel C. Fuller, October 30, 1862, for disability. 

Richard Halcott, July 28, 1862, for disability. 

Peter Hanley, October 2, 1862, for disability. 

William H. Hart, September 24, 1862, for disability. 

WilHam Henderson, February 18, 1862, for dsability. 

Peter Hizer, November 22, 1862, for disability. 

Henry Hunt, February 18, 1862, for disability. 

Sylvester R. Kogan, July 11, 1863, for disability. j 



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Martin A. Manson, March lo, 1864. for disability. 
James F. Mulligan, October 15, 1862. for disability. 
James Murray, June 5, 1865, for disability. 
George Reding. l\^hruary 28. 1862. for disability. 
Sylvester Scott, October 4, 1862, for disability. 
Daniel R. Sherman, June 28, 1863, for disability. 
Abraham Stokes, February 28, 1864, for disability. 
Stephen W. Thompson, June 2, 1863. resigned. 
Luther Tooker, July 11, 1863, for disability. 
Tlhomas Tyde, June 30. 1863, for disability. 
Graham Vernooy, November 26, 1862, for disability. 
George F. Woods, February 21, 1863, for disability. 

Transferred. 

John Botts, no date, to Co. C, ist Mounted Rifles. 

Sanford Briggs, October 16, 1861, to Co. C. ist :\Iounted Rifles. 

David Catlin, no date, to 7th New York Battery. 

Hiram Hasbrouck, October 6, 1861, to 7th New York Battery. 

Charles Smith, no date, to United States Navy. 



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Company H. 



Captaixs. 

William K. Joscelyn. 
Alanson H. GMttenden. 

First Lieutenants. 

William T. Calkins. 
Francis L. \"anderga\v. 
Alanson H. CMttejiden. 
William B. Baird. 
Solomon D. Wheat. 

Second Lieutenants. 

William B. Baird. 
Morris Downey. 
Jared Packard. 
Alanson H. Ch'ittenden. 
Solomon D. Wheat. 

Ackart, Leander — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Ncwburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 14, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 : mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Angel, Richard — ^Age, 17 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; deserted. October 15, 1861. at Newburgh, N. Y, 

Ayres, William — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private. Co. H. September 6, 1864; muster- 
-ed out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 



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Baird, Charles C. — Age, 24 years. Bnlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years: mustered in as musician, 
Co. H, October 3. 1861 ; returned to ranks, and appointed wagoner, 
no dates : mustered out. October 20, 1864. at Hilton Head. S. C. 

Baird, William B.— Age, 22 years. Enrolled, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as second lieu- 
tenant. Co. H, October 3. 1861 : dismissed. Mardh i, 1862. Com- 
missioned second lieutenant, December 18. 1861, with rank from Oc- 
tober 3, 1861. Original : first lieutenant. November 17. 1862. not 
mustered, with rank from August 5. 1862. vice W. T. Calkins, pro- 
moted. 

Bambaw, Jacob— Age, 19 years. Enlisted. September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; wound- 
ed in action. December 6. 1864. at Deveaux Neck, S. C. : died of his 
wounds. Decaiiber 26, 1864. at United States General Hospital at 
Hilton Head, S. C. 

Beesmer, George— Age, 20 years. Enlisted. September 14. 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3. 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864 ; promot- 
ed corporal. August i. 1864; mustered out with companv, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Bell. Arthur— Age. 17 years. Enlisted. September 14, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; pro- 
moted corporal, April 30. 1865 ; mustered out with oompanv. October 
17, 1865. at Charleston. S. C. 

Bell, Francis— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 14. 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; appointed musician, no date; discharged for dis- 
ability, September 20, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Bell, James— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, March 5, 1862, at Calli- 
coon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H. Alardi 25, 1862 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran. April 29. 1864: died of congestive' fever' 
March 2, 1865. at Hilton Head. S. C. 

Bennett, Stephen M.— Age. 26 years. Enlisted. September 14, 
1861. at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years: mustered in as private,' 
Co. H. October i. 1861 : discharged for disability. October 4. 1862,' 
at Yorktown, Va. 



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Bennett, King — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861^ 
at Cal'licoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864. Wound- 
ed in action, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux's Neck, S. C. ; died of 
his wounds December 18, 1864, in 'hospital, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

BoAK, John — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 30, 1864 ; died of 
typhoid fever, December 6, 1864, at Hilton Head S. C. : also borne 
as J. B. Boke. 

Bond, John A. — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted. September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 14, 1862, at 
Yorktown, Va. 

Brown, Charles M. — Age. 34 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Brown, Oliver B. — 'Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 vears. and mustered in as private, Co. H. October 14. 1861 ; 
mustered out, October 14, 1864. 

Brush, Franklin G. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, May 17, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C, as 
Frank L. Brush. 

BuGOR. Oliver — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. H. October 26, 1863 ; died of 
congestive fever. October ig, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

BuLLiVAXT. Isaac — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 14, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, December 23, 1862, at Cumberland, Md. 

BuRTCH, William H. — Transferred from 7th New York Inde- 
pendent Battery, to Co. H, this regiment, March 11, 1862; muster- 
ed out, October 3, 1864, as Birch. 

Bush, Amos F. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Forestburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, March 31, 1864; 
mustered out w*ith company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Calix, Daxiel — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 7, 1865 ; mustered 
< U't with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. : also borne 
as Calvin. 

Calkins, William T. — Age. 38 years. Enrolled. September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first lieuten- 
ant, Co. H. October 3, 1861 ; as captain. Co. C. November 25. 1862 ; 
mustered out. February i2, 1865. as William F. Calkins, Commis- 
sioned first lieutenant December 18, 1861, with rank from October 3, 
1861. Original ; captain, November 17, 1862. \Vith rank from August 
5, 1862, vice F. Decker, promoted. 

Carpenter, William R. — 9ge, 43 years. Enlisted at Lumber- 
land, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 30, 

1864, mustered out. July 5 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Cassidy, Lansen — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years : must?ered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 : re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out \Vith company, at Charleston, S. C, as Alanson Cassady ; 
also borne as Casady. 

Champlin, William — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 15. 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Champlain. 

Chittenden, Alanson H. — Age, 26 years. Enrolled, Septem- 
ber 14, 1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as 
sergeant, Co. H, October 3, 1861 : promoted second lieutenant, Au- 
gust 5, 1862 ; first lieutenant, November 23, 1862 ; mustered in as 
captain, December 22, 1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 

1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, Novem- 
ber 17, 1862, with rank from August 5, 1862, vice W. W. Baird, pro- 
moted ; first lieutenant, December 30, 1862, with rank from Novem- 
ber 25, 1862, captain, November 25, 1863, wirth rank from June 
5, 1863, vice W. R. Josoelyn, res^igined. 

Clark. Joseph R. — ^Age. 43 years. Enlisted at Goslhen. to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 28, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out, September 19, 1865, at New York City. 

Clark, Zabez — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 21, 1865; mus- 
tered out. September 19, 1865, at New York City. 



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Clements, Anthony — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; pro- 
moted corporal. May 24, 1864; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Close, Nathan B. — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3. 1861 ; transferred to 7th New York Battery, 
March 11, 1862. 

Cochran, John S. — ^Age, 39 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H. October 3, 1861 ; discharged, January i, 1864. 

Cochran, Westlev — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years, mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; transferred to Co. L, December 2"/. 1861 ;. 
promoted coqioral, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 
1864; promoted sergeant, March 18, 1865; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Wesley 
CochrarL 

Colmon, Erastus — ^Age, — years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 25, 1865 ; no- 
furth = '- recoid. 

Conklin, Amza F. — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, August 9, 1862, 
at Harrison's Landing, Va. 

Conklin, Harrlson — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
186 1, at Callicoon Depot to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, i86r ; deserted. October 9, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Conklin, Nicholas — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
186 1, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3. 1861 ; deserted, October 9, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Conklin, Samuel — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, October 31, 1862; mus- 
tered out, October 20, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 



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Connolly, John — -Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 12, 1862 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Connelly ; also borne as Conley. 

Craft, Morris B. — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mastered in as private. Co. H, October 26, 1863; 
discharged for disability, June 7, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Crosby, Jr., James — Age, 30 years. Enlisted. September 14^ 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private^ 
Co. H, October 3, i86t ; promoted corporal, ,no date ; discharged for 
disability, March 14, 1863, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

CuLLUM, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 28. 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Davis, James L. — Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to serve- 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. H, March 30, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company. October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as. 
James A. Davis ; also borne as Albert J. Davis. 

Decker, Edgar— Age. 22 years. Enlisted, September 14. 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; deserted, October 16, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Deckholds, William — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3. 1861 ; discharged for disability. February 16, 1862, at 
Washington, D. C. as Deckholdt. 

Fallon, John — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered iti as private, Co. H, February 28, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
John C. Fallen. 

Farrel, Thomas — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 26, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also 
borne as Farrell. 

FoGGiN, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 31, 1863; died of 
typhoid fever, May 31, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C, as Fogin. 



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Force, John — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 24, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17. 1865, as John M. Force. 

Fralie, George — Age, 34 years. EnHsted, September 18, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Frame, Arthur — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
a Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 20, 1864 ; promoted sergeant, x\pril 3, 1865 ; returned 
to ranks, September 20, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Freis, Jacob — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, March 30, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also 
borne as Fries. 

Frieze, Henry — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 14, 186 1, 
at Callicoon Oepot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864; pro- 
moted corporal, January i, 1865; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Fries ; also borne as Frees and 
Fries. 

Garrey, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 14, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, January 7, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Girling, William — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 2y, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Gelling. 

Grabie, Henry — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 20, 1864 ; killed in action, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux 
Neck, S. C, as Grabe ; also borne as Graby. 

Grannis, James H. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, April 29, 1864, 
at Middletown, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. H, 



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May 14, 1864 ; returned to company as private, no date ; mustered 
ov.t With company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Graves, John — Ag^e, 19 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to serve 
3 years; mustered in as private, Co. H, October 20, 1863; absent, 
sick, at muster out of company ; also borne as Greves, Greaves and 
Grieves. 

Hall, Lanson — ^Transferred from 7th New York Battery as 
private, to Co. H, this regiment, March 11, 1862 ; mustered out, Octo- 
ber 3, 1864. 

Hammer, Joseph— Age. 24 years. Enlisted, March 5, 1862, at 
Callicoon, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. H, March 
25, 1862; re-enlisted as a veteran, Miarch 16, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hannon, James— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh. to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 14, 1861; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted corporal, July 
I, 1864: discharged, April 3, 1865, for promotion to second lieuten- 
ant, 104th United States Colored Troops. 

Happich, Leon— Age. 25 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864: mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Happock. 

Harding, Thomas — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as 
a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted first sergeant. May 24, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Harris, Nathan H. — ^Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Goshen to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 21, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hawks, Edward — Ag-e, 43 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; died 
of inflammation of the brain, March 23, 1864, at Mount Hope, Pa. 

Hector, Oliver — Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 15, 1861 ; wounded 



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in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; died of his wounds, June 
12, 1862, at Portsmouth, Va. 

Hekkel, Howard — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Tarry town, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 26, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Heckel ; also borne as Hackle. 

Henderson, James — Age, 16 years. Enlisted at Washington, D. 
C, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, ]\Iarch 15, 
1862 ; deserted. July i, 1862. from Harrison's Landing, \d.. 

Henigan, Ti-iomas — ^Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, March 30, 1864; 
absent, sick, in hospital at muster out of company ; also borne as 
Henagen and Hennagen. 

Hoban, Charles — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, i86i ; mustered out, October 20, 1864, at Hilton Head, 
S. C. ; also borne as Honben. 

HoLLis, RuBiE F. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, January 6, 1863, at York- 
town, Va. 

HoLPP, John C. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; died of 
Jaundice, August 31, 1865, at Newberry, S. C, as Holpt. 

Howe, Westley — Age, 16 years. Enlisted at Ne\Vburgh, to 
serve 3 years and mustered in as musician, Co. H, October 14, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with the 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hubbel, Julius C. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; promoted corporal; December 22, 1863; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, Febrvrary 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, Sep- 
tember 20, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C, as Hubbel. 

Hurst, Horace — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14. 1861, 
i.t Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 



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October 3, 186 1 ; died of typhoid fever, January 10, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Inderleid, William H. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 
14, 1861, at Calhcoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as cor- 
poral, Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; promoted serg-eant, no date ; died of 
dropsy, August 10, 1862, at Callicoon, N. Y. 

Irvin, Vail — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as serg-eant, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; returned to ranks, January i, 1863 ; discharged for 
disability, January 22, 1863, as Irvine. 

Jackson, Charles — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, December 15, 1862, 
at Providence, R. I. 

Jennie, Manuel — Ag-e, 24 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promot- 
ed corporal, October 7, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Emanuel Jennie. 

JoRDON, John — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 26, 1863 ; desert- 
ed, July 20, 1865, at Orangeburgh S. C, as Jordan. 

JoscLYN, William K. — 'Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as captain, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged, June 8, 1863. Commissioned 
captain, December 18, 1861, with rank from October 3, 1861. Ori- 
g"inal. 

Joscelyn, Israel — Transferred to Co. H, from Co. L, no date; 
deserted, May 9, 1862. (See Co. L.) 

Keep, George W. — 'Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Jamaica to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

KiLLETT, Joseph — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 25, 1863 ; 
discharged for disability, June 29, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 



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Kelly, John — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, Oc- 
tober 3, 1861 ; deserted, October 18, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Kerry, Peter — ^Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, also 
borne as Carry. 

KiLBOURN Edward H. — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Beaver- 
kill, to serve 2 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, January i, 
1862 ; discharged for disability, July 26, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C, 
as Kilbourne. 

King, Frederick — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Washington, D. 
C, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, March i, 
1862 ; deserted, March 17, 1862, from Washington, D. C. 

Kirkmere, Joseph — 'Age, 42 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to ser\'e 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 17, 1862, 
at Washington, D. C. 

Kreag, Lewis — 'Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon, Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in ks private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; died of pernicious fever, October 18, 1863, at Beau- 
fort, S. C. ; also borne as Kree. 

Laken, Charles H. — Age, 32 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; transferred to Co. L, November i, 1862; 
died of typhoid fever, August 10, 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa. ; also 
borne as Lakin. 

Lawrence, James D. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
promoted corporal, October 7, 1864 ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lee, Bernard — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; deserted, October 7, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Lees, Cornelius — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H^ 



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October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; died 
of chronic diarrhoea, December 30, 1864, in hospital, at Morris 
Island, S. C. 

Lees, Martin — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with the company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Leindorff, Francis — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 
26, 1863 ; deserted, January 29, 1865, from Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Lilly, Samuel F. — Age, 2y years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, Fe*bruary 11, 1865; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865 at Charleston, S. C, as 
Lilley. 

Loose, Gilbert — 'Age, 2j years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 24, 1865 ; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Gil- 
bert A. Losee. 

LoYD, Anthony — Age, 26 years. Enhsted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 186 1 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Lyons, Frederick — ^Age, 17 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 28, 1862, 
at Providence, R. L, as Lyon. 

Lyons, Theodore — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Gos'hen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 15, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with the company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Maher, Thomas — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H. October 28, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Maj'^ier. 

Major, Hiram G. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 14, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability. December 17, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

McCarthy, Owen — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 



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H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
died of chronic diarrfioea, January 3, 1865, at Morris Island, S. C, as 
McCarty. 

McCarty, Charles — Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i year, and 
mustered in as private, Oo. H, September 5, 1864; mustered out, 
July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McCuLLOUGH, William — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, September 
14, 1 86 1, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November i, 1861, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Miller, John B. — ^Age, 38 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 27, 1863 ; 
died of chronic diarrhoea, November 19, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

MoNAGEN, Thomas — ^Age. 18 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to 
serve 3 3'ears, and mustered in as private Co. H, March 31, 1864; 
killed in action, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C, as 
Thomas F. ]\Ioneghan ; also borne as Monaghen. 

MoNSON, Charles — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 26, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, as Munson. 

More, Joseph — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H. October 14, 1861 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Moore. 

Murray, Alexander — Age, 47 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February i, 1864, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Murray, William — 'Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 28, 1862, 
at Washington, D. C. 

Nearing, William H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 14, 1861 ; 
deserted, October 20, 1861, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Ohmangur, Victor — Age, 36 years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 26, 1863 ; 



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mustered out with company, October 17, i86t;, at Charleston, S. C. as 
Ohmungur ; also borne as Omongor. 

Overton, George P. — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Beaverkill, to 
serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. H, January i, 1862; dis- 
charged for disability, October 9, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. ; subsequent 
service, Co. E, Fifteenth Cavalry. 

Packard, Jared — ^Age, t,2 years. Enrolled, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, December 22, 1863 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered in as second lieuten- 
ant. May 24, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, April 29, 1864, 
with rank from April 20, 1864, vice S. D. Wheat, promoted. 

Parsons, George L. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, March 30, 1864; 
mustered out with the company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Parsons, Thomas H. — 'Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Patterson, Henry L. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 24, 1865 ; 
mustered out with the companv, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. 
C. 

Pearce, Charles W. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; mustered out, October 20, 1864, at Hilton Head, 
S. C. ; also borne as Pierce. 

Pearce, Jr., Joseph — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 2, 1862, at 
York/town, Va. 

Pearce, Sherwood — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, Octdber 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Pierce. 



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Pellam, Darius — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted. September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 186.1 ; transferred to 7th Battery, March 11, 1862. 

Pitts, Charles V. L. — Ag-e, 16 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician, Co. H, March 24, 1864; 
mustered out with coinpany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Pratt, George C. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14. 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, May 30, ■ 1862, at Rose 
Cottage, Va. 

Prosser, William H. — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, Feibruary 20, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Proser. 

Packard, Harman — ^Age, 43 years. Enlisted, September 14, 

1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November 22, 

1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Ranny, Arthur — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 27, 1865; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Ranv. 

'Reich MANN, Charles — ^Age, 31 years. En'listed at Poughkeep- 
sie, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 
14, 1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston S. C. : also borne 
as Richmond. 

Richards, William C. — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Cb. H. October 26, 
1863; mustered out with companv, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

RiCKART, Augustus — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; deserted, October 9, 1861, at Newburgh, 
N. Y. 

Riley, Bernerd — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 2'j, 1863 ;. 
discharged for disability, October 12, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 



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Roberts, Lewis — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 14, i85i, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
promoted sergeant. May 24, 1864 ; mustered out with company, Oc- 
tober 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Roper, Robert C. — ^Age, 21 years. Enrolled, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; promoted ser- 
geant, December 22, 1863 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Fe:bruary 20, 
1864; promoted sergeant major, July i, 1864; mustered in as second 
lieutenant, Co. A, January i, 1865; first lieutenant, May 15, 1865; 
mustered out with company, Octdber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, November 30, 1864, with rank from 
same date, vice W. P. Still, resigned; first lieutenant, May i, 1865, 
with rank from same date, vice J. Metcalf, promoted. 

Ross, John R. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 9, 1862, at 
Yorkto'wn, Va. 

Ross, William — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H. 
October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November i, 1861, at 
Newburg'h, N. Y. 

Rowland, Lewis — ^Age, 32 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 28, 1863 ; 
discharged for disability, June 2^, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. as Roland. 

RuTZ, Jacob — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, at 
Callicoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, October 
3, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
ar)' 20, 1864; returned to ranks, August 31, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Roots. 

Sanger, William — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Goshen to serve 
.3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 28, 1863; trans- 
ferred to Navy, August 27, 1864. 

Sarvice, Lockwood — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 2"/, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Sarvis ; also borne as Sarvoir. 



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ScHERMERHORN, Jacod D. — Age, i8 years. Enlisted, September 
14, 1 86 1, at Calliooon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, Oct^ober 3, 1861 ; mustered out, October 20, 1864, at Hilton 
Head S. C. 

ScHUPART, George — Age. 37 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 21, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Shubat. 

ScippLE, Julius — Age, 24 years. Enlisted. September 14, 1861,, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, July i, 1864; discharged, 
April 30, 1865, for promotion to first lieutenant, 128th United States 
Colored Troops, as Sipple. 

ScHREEDER, Rop.ERT — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 25, 1865 ; 
mus'tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Shreder. 

Sears, John — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, February 11, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Simon, Lev^is — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 26, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Sipple, Christian — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Fremont, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 5, 1862; 
discharged for disability, August 9, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, Va. 

Smith, George J. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private^ 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
promoted corporal, September 2, 1865 ; mustered out with company, 
October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Schmidt. 

Smith, John — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, January 14, 1864; 
mustered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Smith, Lewis — Age, 43 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon 'Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 



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October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 11, 1862, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Smith, Noah D. — Age, 18 years. Enhsted, September 14, 1861, 
at Calhcoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3. 1861 ; promoted quartermaster sergeant, of Regiment, 
February 11, 1863 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 24, 1864; mus- 
tered out with regiment, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Smitpi, Samuel — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, October 31, 1862; mustered, 
out, October 20, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Stabler, John — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, March 2, 1865 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. as Staebler. 

Stockel, Henry — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with coiTupany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also 
borne as Stokkle. 

Terwilliger, Evert — A'ge, 25 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston S. C, 
as Elbert Terwilleger. 

Titus, Gideon L. — Age. 32 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, October 14, 1861 ; 
mustered out, October 14, 1864. 

Tompkins, Edward R. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14,. 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; deserted, October 18, 1861, from Newburgh, 
N. Y. 

Tyler, Freeman C. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; deserted, No- 
vember 16, 1862, at York, Pa. 

Tyson, Henry — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promot- 



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ed corporal, June 30, 1865 : mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Theysohn ; also borne as Thoysohn. 

Vandervoot, Henry W. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 
14, 1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C, as Vendervort ; also borne as Vandervert. 

Waggoner, Nelson — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, August 6, 1862, at 
Harrison's Landing, Va. 

Wakeman, John — ^Age, 40 years. Enlisted, September 20, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; deserted, October 26, 1861, from Newburgh, 

N. Y. 

Wallace, George — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September 5, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Wallace, Isaac — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, August 30, 1864 ; mustered 
out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Wallace, Willl\m — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. H, January 2, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Walter, John — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted. January i, 1862, at 
Callicoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, January 24, 
1862 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Ward, Willl^m — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14. 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as wagoner, Co. H, 
October 3, r86i ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; return- 
ed to company as private, no date ; mustered out with company, Oc- 
tober 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Welch, John A. — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; deserted October 26, 1861, at Newburgh, 
N. Y. 



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Wheat, James L.^Age, 26 years. Enlisted, March 24, 1864, 
at Cochecton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, March 
30, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Wheat, jEDiDiAH--Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November i, 1861, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. 

Wheat, Solomon D.— Age, 27 years. Enrolled, September 14, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, 
Co. H, October 3, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, August 15, 1862; first 
sergeant, no date ; mustered in as second lieutenant, June 6, 1863 ; 
first lieutenant May 18, 1864; mustered out, March 31, 1865. Com- 
missioned second lieutenant, November 25, 1863, with rank from 
June 5, 1863, vice M. Downey, promoted ; first lieutenant, April 29, 
1864, with rank from April 20, 1864, vice N. Crossman, promoted. 

Wheat, Thomas— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, March 6, 1865 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Whipple, John— Age. 30 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, October 
10, 1861 ; died of disease, September — , 1862. 

WiLLER, John— Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 14. 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. h' 
October 3 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Februarv 20, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Wilson, Walter— Age, 2>7 years. Enlisted, March 24, 1864, 
at Codiecton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. H, March 
30, 1864; died of malignant fever. September 21, 1865, at Newberry, 

Winfield, William H.— Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, September i, 
1864 ; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Winslow, Samuel A.— Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 
14, 1 861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. H. October 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, August 9, 1862, 
at Harrison's Landing, Va. 



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Wood, John B. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. H, 
October 3, 1861 : died of typhoid fever. May 23, 1862, at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Wood, John W. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. H, February 24, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out, August 2, 1865, at New York City. 

Wood, Oliver W. — Transferred to Co. H, from Co. L, No- 
vember 14, 1861, and mustered out with company. (See Co. L.) 

Wright, William — -Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Holorand, to 
serve 3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. H, December i, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with 
compan)', October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Young, John — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 14, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
H, October 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Killed in Action. 

Henry Grabie, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Thomas Monagen, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Wounded in Action. 

Jacob Bambaw, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Bennett King, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Oliver Hector, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Died of Disease and Wounds. 

Jacob Bambaw, December 26, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
James Bell, March 2, 1865, at Hilton Head S. C. 
King Bennett, December 18, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
John Boak, December 6, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 
Oliver Bugor, October 19, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 
John Foggin, May 31, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Edward Hawks, March 23, 1864, at Mount Hope, Pa. 



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Oliver Hector, June 12, 1862, at Portsmouth, Va. 
Riibie F. HoUis, January 16, 1863, at Yorktown, Va. 
JoHm C. Holpt, August 31, 1865, at Newberry, S. C. 
Horace Hurst, January 10, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
WilHani H. Inderleid, August 10, 1862, at Callicoon, N. Y, 
Lewis Kreag, October 18, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Charles H. Laken, August 10, 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa., of ty- 
phoid fever. 
Cornelius Lees, December 30, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 
Owen McCarty, January 3, 1865, at Morris Island, S. C. 
John B. Miller, November 19, 1864. at Morris Island, S. C. 
George C. Bratt, May 30, 1862, at Rose Cottage, Va. 
John Sears, February 11, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
John Whipple, September — , 1862, in hospital. 
Walter Wilson, September 21, 1865, at Newberry, S. C. 
John B. Wood !vlay 2t„ 1862. at Washington, D. C. 

Discharged. 

WilHam B. Baird, March i. 1862, for disability. 
Francis Bell, September 20, 1862, for disat)ility. 
John A. Bond, September 14, 1862. for disability. 
Isaac Bullivant, December 2^), 1862, for disability. 
Jo'hn S. Cochran, January i, 1864. for disability. 
Amza Conklin, August 9, 1862, for disability. 
Morris B. Craft. June 7, 1865, for disability. 
James Crosby, Jr., March 14, 1863, for disabiliy. 
WilHam Deckholds, February 16. 1862, for disability. 
John Garrey, January 7, 1862, for disability. 
James Hannon, April 3, 1864, for promotion. 
Vail Irvine, January 22, 1863, for disability. 
Charles Jackson. December 15, 1862, for disability. 
William K. Joscelyn. June 8. 1863, resigned. 
Joseph Kellett, June 29, 1864, for disability. 
Edward Kilbourne. July 26, 1863, for disability. 
Joseph Kirkmere, February 17, 1862, for disability. 
Frederick Lyons, October 28, 1862, for disability. 
Hiram G. Major, December 17, 1861, for disability. 
William McCullougih, November i, 1861, for disability. 
Alexander Murray, February i, 1864, for disability. 



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William Murray, March 28, 1862, for disability. 
George P. Overton, October 9, 1863, for disability. 
Joseph Pearce, Jr., September 2, 1862, for disability. 
Harmon Packard, November 22, 1862, for disability. 
Bernerd Riley, October 12, 1864, for disability. 
John R. Ross, September 9, 1862, for disability. 
William Ross, November i, 1861, for disability. 
Lewis A. Roland, June 27, 1864, for disability. 
Julius Sipple, April 30, 1865, for promotion. 
Christian Sipple, August 9, 1862, for disability. 
Lewis Smith, March 11, 1862, for disability. 
Jedidiah W'heat, November i, 1861, for disabilty. 

Transferred. 

Nathan B. Close, March 11, 1862, to 7th New York Battery. 
Darius Pellam, Marc'h 11, i862,_to 7th New York Battery. 
William Sanger, August 27, 1864, to United States Navy. 



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Company I. 



Captains. 

John Ernhout. 
James J. Cox. 
Norris Crossman. 

First Lieutenants. 

Rufus Moffett. 
Norris Crossman. 
Morris Downey. 
Silas A. Illsley. 
Augustus S. Gould. 
Wrig'ht H. Auchmoody. 
Oscar E. Perrine. 

Second Lieutenants. 

John T. Frear. 
Norris Crossman. 
Alonzo Blowers. 
Demmon S. Decker. 
Wriglht H. Auchmoody. 

AcKERLY, Henry C. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 17, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as first sergeant, 
Co. I, September 3, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, April 8, 1862, in 
hospital, at Washington, D. C. 

Auchmoody, Samuel — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Blooming 
Grove, to serve 3 years, ana mustered in as private, Co. I. March 
ID, 1864, mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton. S. C. 



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AucHMOODY, Wright H. — Age, 29 years. Enrolled, August 
17, 1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant, 
Co. I, September 3, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, April 11, 1862; 
mustered in as second lieutenant, March I, 1863 ; wounded in action, 
November 30, 1864, and December 2, 1864, at Honey Hill S. C. ; 
mustered out, June 30, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned 
second lieutenant, November 25, 1863, with rank from Mar. i, 1863, 
vice N. Crossman, promoted; first lieutenant, May 31, 1865, with 
rank from May i, 1865, not mustered, vice S. D. Wheat mustered 
out. 

Avery, Chauncey N. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. I, September 3, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Avery, George H. — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 18, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. I, 
September 26, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 28. 1862, 
at Yorktown, Va. 

Avery, Isaac — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Carrolton, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 8, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, August 2, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Avery, John L. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted. September 8, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Septem- 
ber 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864 ; muster- 
ed out witth company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Avery, William R. — Age, 43 years. Enlisted, September 8, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864;. 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Baker, Charles — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 12, 1861 ; 
died of pernicious fever, October 22, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Barlow. Ransom — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; mustered out, September 27, 1864. 

Barto, Marshall — Age, 39 years. Enlisted, August 17, i86i^ 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. I, Sep- 



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tember 3. 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, March 16, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Bates, Alfred L. — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 17, 
1861, at Monticel'lo, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 29, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Bates, Samuel — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 10, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; transferred to Navy, December, 1861. 

Bloomer, John — Transferred to Co. I, October 16, 1861, from 
Co. D, First Mounted Rifles, and re-enlisted in Co. D, February 20, 
1864, which see. 

Bolend, Thomas — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Carrolton, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 10, 
1864; mustered out, August 2, 1865, at Charleston S. C. 

Bowers, John W. — Age, 2y years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, 
at Monticello, to s'erve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted sergeant. May 9, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865 at Charleston, S. C. 

Bowers, Alonzo — ^Age, 20 years. Enrolled at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 10, 1861 ; 
promoted sergeant, September 16, 1862 ; first sergeant, November i, 
1863; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered in as 
second lieutenant, June 24, 1865 ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieu- 
tenant. May 31, 1865, with rank from May i, 1865, vice D. H. 
Auchmoody, promoted. 

Bowman, William — ^Mustered in as private, Co. I, September 
3, 1861, and transferred to Co. K, November 2, 1861, which see. 

Boyle, Charles — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Septem- 
ber 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, in Co. F, February 20. 1864; 
deserted. May 14, 1864, at New York City. 

Bradford, William H. — ^Re-enlisted as a veteran from Co. G, 
February 20, 1864, in Co. I, and mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. (See Co. G.) 



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Brown, Abner — Age, 19 years. Enliisted at Fallsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, January 4, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Brown, James — ^Age, 19 years. EnHsted at Albany, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 23, 1863 ; transfer- 
red to United States Navy, August 15, 1864. 

Brown, John K. — Transferred to Co. I, from Co. F, April 5, 
1862; killed in action, at Fair Oaks, Va. (See Co. F.) 

Cahalan, Dennis — ^Age, 20 years. EnHsted, September 10, 
1861, at Alonticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 18, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Clements, Ira — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, at 
]\Ionticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, November 27, 1861, in hos- 
pital, Georgetown, D. C. 

Conklin, James A. — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 10, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 18, 1861 ; re-enlisCed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Cooper, Charles — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at ^Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 3, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; wounded in action, De- 
cember 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; mustered out, July 19, 
1865, at McDougal Hospital, New York City. 

Cox, James J. — Commissioned captain, Co. I, December 30, 1862, 
with rank from October 3, 1862, vice John Ernhout discharged, 
transferred to Co. E, April 15, 1863. (See Co. D.) 

Craft, George W.— Age, 26 years. Enlisted, September 6, 
1861, at Monticello. to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 18, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, June 7, 1862, at Ros«. 
Cottage Hospital, \'a. 

Cristle, Isaac — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 4, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Septem- 
ber 18, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, November 27. 1861, in Sullivan 
County, N. Y. ' 



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Gristle, Jordan — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, September 4, 1861, 
at JMonticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865. at Charleston, S. C, 
as Crissle. 

Crossman, John — 'Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 17. 1861, at 
Mont'icello, to serve 3 }ears ; mustered in as corporal, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3. 1861 ; returned to ranks, April 11, 1862; wounded in 
action, June 25, 1862, at Seven Pines, V^a. ; discharged for his 
wounds, December 2, 1862. 

Crossman, Norris — Age, 28 years. Enrolled, September 17, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 18, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; mustered in as 
second lieutenant, October 3, 1862 ; as first lieutenant, March i, 
1863; as captain. May 18, 1864; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. Commissioned second lieuten- 
arut, December 30, 1862, with rank from October 3, 1862 vice D. S. 
Decker, promoted ; first lieutenant, November 5. 1863, with rank from 
Alarch i, 1863, vice S. A. Gould, dismissed; caiptain, April 29, 1864, 
with rank from April 20, 1864, vice E. Smith, promoted. 

Cutler, Willl\m H. — Age, 41 years. Enlisted, August 17, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in a's private, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Cutler, Jr., Willl\m H. — Age, 23 years. EnHsted at Cochoc- 
ton, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, March 30, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Decker Demmon S. — Promoted second lieutenant, Co. I, from 
sergeant major, February 17, 1862, first lieutenant, Co. G, October 
3, 1862. (See Cos. F. and G.) 

DeSylvla, DeWight — 'Enhsted origirially in cavalry company, 
Tenth Legion, which company, became Co. D, First Mounted Rifles ; 
transferred to Co. I, this regiment, as private, January i, 1862 ; to Co. 
F, July 4, 1862 ; appointed musician, no date ; re-enlisted as a 
veteran February 20, 1864; returned to company, as private, no 
date ; mustered out, May 19, 1865, at New York City, as Dwight 
M. Desilva ; also borne as Dewight DeSylvia. and DeSylva. 



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Desylva, John — Enlisted originally in cavalry company. 
Tenth Legion, which company became Co. D, First Mounted 
Rifles ; transferred to Co. I, this regiment, as private, January 21, 
1862; discharged for disability, July 15, 1862. 

Dev'oe, Edgar A. — Age. 2"/ years. Enlisted, August 17. 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; mustered out, September 2"/, 1864. 

Downey, Cornelius — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Fallsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, March 30, 1864; 
died of typhoid fever, May 26, 1865, in hospital, at Charleston, S. C. 

Downey, John — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promot- 
ed corporal, May 9, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

DowNEV, Morris — Age, 24 years Enrolled, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; as second lieutenant, Co. H, November 23, 
1862 ; as first lieutenant, December 22, 1863 ; transferred to Co. 
I, May 24, 1864; musitered out, April i, 1865. Commissioned 
second lieutenant, December 30, 1862, with rank from November 
23, 1862, vice A. H. Chittenden, promoted ; first lieutenant, Novem- 
ber 25, 1863, with rank from June 5, 1863, vice A. H. Chittenden, 
promoted. 

Downey, Morris — ^Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, December 12, 
1863; discharged for disability, June i, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Drake, John — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 5, 1861 ; dis- 
charged on writ of habeas corpus, September 17, 1861. 

Durland, Thomas E. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at ]\Ionticello, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 3, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, January i, 1865, mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Ehrlien, Casper — Age, 48 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 23, 1863; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Ernhout, James— Age, 32 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, no date ; from hospital, 
at Washington, D. C. 

Ernhout, John— Age, 39 years. Enrolled, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as captain, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 : discharged, October 3, 1862. Commissioned cap- 
tain, December 18, 1861, with rank from October 3, 1861. Original. 

Ernhout, Perry — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; transferred to Naval School, at Newport, R. I. 
November i, 1861. 

Ford, Albert A. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 10, 
1861, at Momticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Foster, Arthur — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted. September 10, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 16, 1861 ; died of smallpox, December 21, 1861, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Foster, Orrin — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Monticello, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 10, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Frear, Alexander — ^Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 16, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Frear, John T. — Age. 23 years. Enrolled, August 17. 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ;. discharged, February 8, 1862 ; also borne as 
John F. Frear. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 18, 1861, 
with rank from October 3, 1861. Orligina'l. 

Frear, Lyman — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 16, 1861 ; proinoted corporal, November i, 1863; re-enlist- 
ed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, Oc- 
tober 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Frear, William L. — Age 19 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Goldsmith, Charles — Transferred to Co. I, from Co. K, Octo- 
ber II, 1861, and mustered out with company. (See Co. K.) 

Gray, Aloxzo — ^Age. 18 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, April 6, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Gray, Oliver — Re-enlisted as a veteran in Co. I, from Co. K, 
February 20, 1864, and mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865. (See Co. K.) 

Gray, Stephen T. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 20, 
1861 ; promoted corporal, November i, 1863; re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 20, 1864 ; promoted sergeant, April 5, 1865 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Gray, William A. — ^Age, 24 years. Enhsted, August 17, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; transferred to Signal Corps, August 12, 1863. 

Gray, William H. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Middletown, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, February 24, 
1862; died of typhoiid fever, July 20, 1862, at Old Point Comfort, 
Va. 

Gray, William H. — Transferred to Co. I, from Co. K, October 
II. 1861 ; no further record. (See Co. K.) 

Green, John G. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 20, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hall, William — Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 16. 1863; 
mustered out wiCh company, Ocober 17, 1865, at Cliarleston, S. C. 

Hammond, John — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3^ 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Hammond, Moses — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, 
ait Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; killed in action. May 31, 1862,, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Hance, William — ^Re-enlisted as a veteran, in Co. I, from Co. 
D, February 19, 1864; mustered out with company. (See Co. D.) 

HoLLENBECK, Jacob — 'Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September i, 1861 ; 
killed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

HoYT, Thomas — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private. Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 186 1 ; re-en'listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; pro- 
moted corporal, January 2, 1865 ; returned to ranks, June 10, 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Illsley, Silas A. — ^Age, date, place of enrollment and muster 
in as first lieutenant, Co. I, not stated; discharged, June 25, 1862; 
prior service in 84th Infantry ; not commissioned. 

Jones, Joseph D. — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 14, 1863, at 
Hilton Head S. C. ; subsequent service in Co. G, 2nd Mounted Rifles. 

Kiersted, James H. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 20, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 21, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kniffin, Andrew L. — ^Age, 28 years. Enlisted, August 20, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
I, September 3, 1861 ; mustered out, September 27, 1864. 

Kniffin, Benjamin W. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August 20, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
I, September 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, November 5, 1862, 
from hospital, at Baltimore, Md. 

Knox, Charles — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; transferred to Co. C, November 2, 1861 ; dis- 
cJharged for disability, April 12, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Knowles, Charles W. — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Pough- 
keepsie, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 



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17, 1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Langley, Ambrose — ^Age, 23 years. Enhsted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. 1, September 20, 
1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Lefever, Alfred M. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted. August 17, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; 'mustered in as private, Co. 

I, September 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 20, 1863, 
at Washington, D. C. 

LoRGAN, Mark — 'Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 20, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, February 19, 1862, at Washingon, D. C. 

LoRGAN, Peter M. — Age. 41 years. Enrolled, August 25, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 3. 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, November i, 1861 ; mus- 
tered in as second lieutenant, Co. L, April 11, 1862; died of disease, 
August 18, 1862, at Yorktown, \'a. Commissioned second lieuten- 
ant, November 24, 1862, with rank from February 14, 1862, vice 
Henry P. Kellam, promoted. 

LoRiNG, Frederick — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

LuPTON, Peter B. — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, December 14. 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865 : at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Maben, Robert M. — Transferred to Co. I, from Co. K, October 

II, 1861, to Reserve Corps, September 11, 1863. (See Co. K.) 

Marcotte, Thomas N. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Dunkirk, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 4, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Mason, George — ^Age. 35 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Montice'llo, to serve 3 years ; musitered in as private, Co. I, 
September 20 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a 



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veteran, February 20, 1864: returned to ranks, January 2, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Mason. Thomas H.— Age, 44 years. EnUsted, August 17, 
1861, at Monticello. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; discharged for disabihty, September 16, 1862, 
at Yorktown, Va. 

Maynard, William H. — Age, 19 years. EnHsted, August 20, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. 
I, September 3, 1861 ; died of disease of the brain, December 14, 
1861. at Washington, D. C. 

AIcCarty. Edward — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Carrolton, to 
serve 1 year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 10, 1864; 
mustered out, August 2, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McKixzER. Alexander — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 25, 
1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

McLane, Jerome — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 20, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promot- 
ed corporal, November 30, 1864; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Medler, Charles — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 20, 1861 ; 
mustered out, September 27, 1864. 

Miller, David — 'Age, 40 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, September 
3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, May 20, 1863, at New Berne, N. C. 

Minger, William — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1863, 
at Tarrytown, to serve 3 years ; musitered in as private, Co. I, October 
23, 1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Misner, Peter — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 17, 1861, 
att Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Septem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; died of tvphoid fever, Februarv 7, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 



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MOFFIT, RuFus^ — Age, 32 years. Enrolled, August 17, 1861, at 
Moriticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; disoharged, February 8, 1862. Commissioned 
first lieutenant, December 18, 1861, with rank from October 31, 1861. 
Original. 

Morris, Henry B. — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 1 1, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October ly, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Morse, James — Age, 18 years. Enhsted at Ellenville, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. I, January 4, 1864 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

MuLVAHiLL, Thomas — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, March 31, 

1864, at Codhecton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
April 6, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston. S. C. 

Neal, Nathaniel H. — 'Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 20, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 20, 1861 ; discharged for disabiility, September 23. 1862, 
at Yorktown, Va. 

Neal, William H. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, 
at Monticello, ito serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 20, 186 1 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promot- 
ed corporal, April 5, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 

1865, at Charlesiton, S. C. 

Newkirk, Andrew J. — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Monticello, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 20, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, September 24, 1863, at Beaufort, S. 
C. 

Norton, John — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Carrolton, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 8, 1864 ; muster- 
ed out, August 2, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Patch, Elisha C— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Septem- 
ber 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Patmore. GEORGE-^Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 16, 1864; wound- 
ed in actoon, December 9, 1864. at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; mustered 
out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Patmore, OLiVER--Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corpora'l, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3. 1861; promoted sergeant, November i, 1863; re-enlisted 
as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

PiNNEY, Charles— Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as privaite, Co. I, September 20, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Place, Jonas— Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. T, October 14, 1863; 
mustered out with company. October 17 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Powell, Charles — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, Mardh 30, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Powell, Willl-xm— Age, 19 years. Erilisted at Fallsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, March 30, 1864, 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Rhodes, John — Age, 26 years. Enhsted, August 27, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, September 
3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

RjCE, Charles W.— Age, 22 years. Enlisted. August 27, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 16, 1862, from 
hospital, at Portsmouth Grove, R. I. 

Rich, Henry R.— Age, 29 years. Enlisted, August 19. 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. I, Septem- 
ber 3, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; deserted, June 18, 1862, from 
Bottom Bridge, Va. ; also borne as Ritch. 

Richardson, William E.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 
17, 1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. I, September 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



330 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



RiTCH, Richard R. — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 24, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Robinson, David — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 17, 1861 ; 
promoted corporal, September 16, 1862 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, 
February 20, 1864 ; promoted sergeant, November 30, 1864 ; discharg- 
ed, May 9, 1865, for promotion as second lieutenant, 128th Colored 
Troops. 

Robinson, David — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Fallsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, January 2, 1864; 
v^ounded in action, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Robinson, William — 'Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustere'd in as private, Co. I, September 17, 1861 ; 
promoted corporal, November 11, 1862; sergeant, January i, 1863; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; killed in action, Novem- 
ber 30, 1864, at Honey Hiill, S. C. 

Robinson, William E. — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Malone, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, July 27, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Rome, John D. — Transferred to Co. I, from Co. K, October 11, 
1861 ; re-enlisted, and mustered out with company. (See Co. K.) 

Rome, William O. — Transferred to Co. I, from Co. K, October 
II, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 4, 1863. (See Co. K.) 

Rouse, Philander — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Rouce. 

RuMSEY, Charles A. — ^Age, 23 years. Enhsted at Monticello, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 3, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran February 20, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Charles L, Rum- 
sey. 

Ryan, James — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsde, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 16, 1863; 
mustered out. May 16, 1865, at David's Island, New York Harbor. 



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331 



ScHWENK, Michael-— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York 
Ci'ty, 'to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, August 28, 
1863 ; disdianged. May 5, 1865, from in insane asylum, Washington, 
D. C. 

Seaman. Alfred L.— -Age, 25 years. Erilisted. March 31, 1864, 
at Codhecton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, April 
6, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C, as Alfred F. Seaman. 

Shaw, Moses — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 28, 1861 ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out witih com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Sheehan, Dennis — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 23, 
1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Slack, William — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as prvate, Co. I, August 20, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Smith, Charles — Age. 28 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 16, 
1861 ; transferred to 8th Battery, July 27, 1862. 

Smith, Charles A. — ^Age. 26 years. Enlisted, November 4, 
1861, at Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
November 6, 1861 ; discharged for disabi^lity, April 20, 1862, at 
Newport News, Va. 

Smith, William T. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. I, September 3, 1861 ; re- 
erilisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; appointed Chief musician, 
August 31, 1864; mustered out with regiment, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Snyder, Smith — Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as corporal, Co. I, September 3, 1861 ; pro- 
moted sergeant April 11, 1862; discharged for disability, September 
20, 1862, from hospital, at Philadelphia, Pa. ; also borne as Snyder 
•Smith. 



332 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 

Sterling, Jr., John — Age, i8 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 14, 1864; 
mustered out wilili company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stewart, Sylvanus — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Fallsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, March 30, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston S. C, 
as Steward. 

Stoddard, Phineas— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Fa'llsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Company I, March 30, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Stratton, James — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, March 30, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Stratton. John B. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 6, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 28, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
died of typhoid fever, April 5, 1864, while home on veteran fur- 
lough. 

Strong, Jacob H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goslhen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, March 9, 1865 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne 
as Jacob S. Strong. 

Sutherland. James — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 20, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; discharged, no date. 

Teller, Alfred M. — Age, 24 years. EnHsted at Monticello, to. 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as corporal, Co. I, September 4, 1861 ; 
promoted sergeant no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 
1864 ; wounded in action, December 2, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. ; 
promoted first sergeant, July i, 1865; mustered out with company, 
Octdber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Teller, Daniel R. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 4, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 333 



Teller, David H. — 'Age, 40 years. Erilisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 4, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Teller, Frank — Age, 18 years. EnHsted at Kingston, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, January 12, 1864; muster- 
ed out, July 3, 1865, at David's Island, New York Harbor. 

Teller, Frederick — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, August 17, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3 1861 ; wounded in action. May 30, 1862, at Seven Pines, 
Va. ; dicharged for wounds, November 25, 1862. 

Teller, Frederick — Age, 42 years. Enlisted, January 4, 1864, 
at New York City, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
January 5, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Teller, James — 'Age, 18 years. Enlisted, January 4, 1864, at 
Kingston, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, January 5, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C 

Teller, James J. — ^Age, 26 years. Enilisted, August 20, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, September 
3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted cor- 
poral, Ju'ly I, 1865; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Terwilliger, Benjamin H. — 'Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 
18, 186 1, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
I, September 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Terwilliger, David R. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Monticello 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 4, 
186 1 ; no furtJher record. 

Terwilliger, David D. — 'Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 17, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; mustered out, September 28, 1864. 

TiCE, William H. — 'Age, 21 years. Enlisted at MonticeOo, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 8, 1861 ; 



334 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Tucker, Jeremiah G. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 17, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I, 
September 3, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Twist, Edward K. — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Moniticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 4, 1861 ; 
mustered out, September 28, 1864. 

Tyler, Lanson — Age, 20 years. Enlisted a!t Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 4, 1861 ; 
died of tv-phoid fever, June 7, 1862, at Rose Cottage hospital, Va. 

Van Akin, Lawrence C. — Age, 45 years. Enlisted, at Pough- 
keepsie, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 
18, 1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Van Loven, William — ^Age, 20 years. EnHsted, August 21, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. I^ 
September 3, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, September 19, 1863, in 
'hospital, at Beaufort, S. C, as Van Luvan. 

Walker, Frederick — 'Age, 41 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 12, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, April 23, 1862, at Warwick Court House^ 
Va. 

Ward, Thomas — ^Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 14, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Warner, George W. — Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Poughkeepsie, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, October 20, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Waters, Levi — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted, August 27, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Septem- 
ber 3, 1861 ; promoted corporal, September 16, 1862; sergeant,. 
January i, 1863; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; dis- 
diarged, April 5, 1865, for promotion to second lieutenant in 128th 
Regiment United States Colored Troops. 



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Watson, Henry — Age, 35 years. En'listed at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep'tember 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Weed, Henry A. — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 21, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Septem- 
ber 3, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, 
February 20, 1864 ; wounded in action, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux 
Neck, S. C. ; promoted sergeant, July i, 1865; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Henry W. Weed. 

Williams, Joseph — ^Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 12, 1861 ; 
•died of disease. May 29, 1862, at Savage Station, Va. 

Williams, Richard — ^Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 12, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, July 15, 1862, at Harrison's Landing, Va. 

Williams, Richard — Age, 35 years. Enliisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 12, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, July 15, 1862, a:t Harrison's Landing, Va. ; 
again enlisted, November 13, 1864; captured in action, November 
30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. ; paroled, no date ; mustered out June 
9, 1865. 

Wilson, John — 'Age, 43 years. 'Enlisted at Moruticello, to 
serve 3 vears, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 12, 
1861 ; discharged for disability December 31, 1861, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Wilson, Noah — 'Age, 41 years. Enlisted at M'onticello, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I. September 12, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, July 16, 1862, from hospital, Wahington, D. C. 

Wilson, Orrin T. — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted, August 27, 1861, 
at Monticello. to S'Crve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; died of small-pox, December 15, 1861, in hospitai, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Wood, Abraham — Age, 41 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 12, 1861 ; 
'discharged for disability, Eebruary 20, 1862, at Washington D. C. 

Wood, George — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, September 



336 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



3, 1861 ; re-enli&ted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

WoRDEN, Joseph — ^Age, 20 years. EriHsted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 12, 1861 ; 
re-eniisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted corporal, July 
I, 1865; mustered out with cooipany, October 17. 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

York, Joseph — Age, 21 years. Enliisted, September 6. 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, September 
7, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Zeluff, Willard — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Carrolton, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. I, September 7, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Killed in Action. 

John K. Brown, May 31, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
X Moses Hammond May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Jacob Hollenbeck, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
William Robinson, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 

Wounded in Action. 

Wright H. Auchmoody, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. 

C. ; also Dec. 2, 1864. 
Charles Cooper, December 6, 1864, at Devoaux Neck, S. C. 
John Crossman, June 25, 1862, at Seven Pines, Va. 
George Patmore, December 9, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
David Robinson, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Alfred M. Teller, December 2, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
Frederick Tel'ler, May 30, 1862, at Seven Pines, S. C. 
Henry A. Weed, December 6, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Captured. 

Richard WilHams, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
Paroled, no date. 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 337 



Died of Disease and Wounds. 

Henry C. Ackerly, April 8, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
Charles Baker, October 22. 1863. at Beaufort, S. C. 
Ira Clements, November 27, 1861, at Georgetown, D. C. 
George W. Craft, June 7, 1862. at Rose Cottage, Va. 
Isaac Gristle, November 2"/, 1861, at Sullivan County, N. Y. 
CorneHus Downy, May 26, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 
W^iilliam H. Gray, July 20, 1862, at Old Point Comfort. Va. 
Peter M. Lorgan, August 18. 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 
William H. Maynard, December 14, 1861. at Washington, D. C. 
Peter Misner, February 7, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
John B. Strattou. April 5, 1864. at Monticello, N. Y. 
Lanson Tyler, June 7, 1862, at Rose Cottage, Va. 
William Van Luven, September 19. 1863, at Beaufort, S. C. 
Joseph Williams. May 29. 1862, at Savage Station, Va. 
Orrin T. Wilson. December 15, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Discharged. 

George H. Avery. September 28. 1862, for disability. 
Charles T. J. Clinton. September 10. 1862. for disabilit) 
John Grossman, December 2. 1862. for wounds. 
John Desylva, July 15, 1862. for disabiiiti}-. 
John Drake, September 17, 1861, on Habeas Corpus. 
James Ernhout. no date, for disability. 
John Errthout, October 3, 1862. for disability. 
John T. Frear, Februar}- 8. 1862, resigned. 
Joseph D. Jones, Alarch 14, 1863, for disability. 
Benjamin W. Kniffin, November 5, 1862, for disability. 
Alfred M. Lefever, October 20, 1863, for disability. 
Mark Lorgan, February 19, 1862, for disability. 
Thomas H. Mason, September 16, 1862, for disability. 
David Miller, May 20, 1863, for disability. 
Rufus Moffit, February 8, 1862, resigned. 
Nathaniel H. Neal, September 2^), 1862, for disability. 
Andrew J. Newkirk, September 24, 1863, for disability, 
Charles N. Rice, September 16, 1862, for disability. 
David Robinson, May 9, 1865, for promotion. 
William O. Rome. March 4, 1863, for disability. 



338 Fifty-Sixth Regt, N. V. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Michael A. Schwenk, May 5, 1865, for insanity. 
Obarles A. Smith, April 20, 1862, for disability. 
James Sutherland, no date, for disability. 
Frederick Teller, November 25, 1862, for wounds. 
Frederick Walker, April 23, 1862, for disability. 
Levi Waters, April 5, 1865, for promotion. 
Noah Wilson, July 16, 1862, for disability. 
Abfaham Wood, February 20, 1862, for disability. 

T'RANSFERRED. 

Samuel Bates. December — , 1861, to U. S. Navy. 
James Brown, August 15, 1864, to U. S. Niavy. 
William A. Gray, August 12, 1863, to U. S. Signal Corps. 
Robert M. Maben, September 16, 1863, to Veteran Reserve Corps. 
Charles Smith, July 27, 1862, to 8th New York Battery. 
Perry Ernhout, November I, 1861, to Naval School, Newport, 
R. I. 



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Company K. 



Captains. 

Asa Hodge. 
Eliphas Smith. 
Francis Hines. 

First Lieutenants. 

Isaac Jelliff. 
James Dubois. 
Reuben R. Gillett. 

Second Lieutenants. 

Reuben R. Gillett. 
Edward M. Lyons. 
Jesse F. Shafer. 
George C. Slaver. 
Victory Champlain. 
Eliphas Smith. 
Joseph S. Holmes. 

Abley, Jacob — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 28. 1861, 
at Monticello. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Oharleston, S. C. 

Barbour, Thomas — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 24, 1863 ; 
Transferred to United States Navy, no date. 

Barns, Charles S. — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 25, 
1861, at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 



340 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 

October lo, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October ii, 1861, at 
N-ewbuTgh, N. Y. 

Bates, Samuel— Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, 1861 ; discharged for disabihty, October 12, 1861, at New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Beadle, Peter W.— Age, 25 years. Enhsted at Liberty, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 15, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, July 9, 1863, at Central Park hospital. New 
York City. 

Becker, Christopher — ^Age, 44 years. Enlisted, August 28, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; died, 
March 20, 1864, at Monticello, N. Y., as Christian Becker. 

Benson, Paul — Age, 2}, years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, 
at Monticello. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, i86i ; discharged for disability, September 17, 1862, at 
Providence, R. I. ; re-enlisted at Kingston, to serve i year, and mus- 
tered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; mustered out, July 
5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Benson, William — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 14, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Berry, James — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 12, 1863 ; dis- 
charged for promotion to second lieutenant, 128th United States Col- 
ored Troops, April 5, 1865. 

Bettman, Otto — Age, 23 years. Eniisted at Goshen, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, February 22, 1865 ; de- 
serted, June 30, 1865, from SummerviWe S. C. 

Bilyew. Cornelius— 'Age, 43 years. Enlisted, September 18, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disabihty, July 29, 1862, at York- 
town, Va. 

Binns, William — ^Age, 40 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 14, 
1863 ; mustered out, September 19, 1865, at New York City. 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. 'Infantry. 341 



Birth, Anthony — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, August 29, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; died of disease, January 15, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

BoLLMAN, Christopher — 'Age, 17 years. Enlisted, September 
15, 1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
K, October 10, 1861 ; disdmrged for disability, October 11, 1861, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. 

BoLLMAN, Christopher L. — Age, 53 years. Enlisted, Septem- 
ber 15, 1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, 
Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 11, 1861, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. 

BoTHETT. William — 'Age, 25 years. Enlisted in Eleventh Con- 
gressiooal District, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. 
K, July II, 1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Obar'leston, S. C. 

BouGHTON, Isaac L. — Age, 38 years. Enlisted, September 20, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, at Yorktown, Va., no 
date. 

Bower, Harvey — Age, 53 years. Enrolled at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, February 22, 1862; 
died of disease, October 7, 1863. at New York City. 

Bowers, Levi — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, October 9, 1861, at 
Greenfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 11, 1861, at Newburgh, 
N.Y. 

Bowman, William — ^Age, 35 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. I, Sep- 
tember 3, 1861 ; transferred to Co. K, November 2, 1861 ; re^enlist- 
ed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted corporal, July i, 1864; 
committed suicide, September, 1865. 

Bradley, Walter — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 11, 1861, at New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Brookman, John — ^Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K. August 24, 1863 ; 
transferred to United States Navy, no date. 



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Brown, James M. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 7, 1864 ; 
mustered out July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Brown, William — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K. April 10, 1865 ; 
mustered out with compan}-. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Burton, William — Age, 2y years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Grahamsville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 11, 1861, at 
Newburg'h, N. Y. 

Butler, Robert— Age, — years. Enlisted, April 4, 1862, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, April 
22, 1862; deserted, Afay 20. 1862, from White House, Va. 

Cahalen, Dennis — Age, 23 years. Enlisted. September 3, 1861, 
at Sandburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 12, 1861, at New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Carr, Samuel — ^Age, 28 years. Enlisted, September 8, 1861, 
at Claryville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, 1861 ; died of congestion of the lungs, September 10, 1862, 
at Yorktown, Va. 

Caton, John D. — Age, 43 years. Enlisted, September 21, 1861, 
at Bethel to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 12, 1861, at Newburgh, 

N. Y. 

Champlin, Victory — Age, 22 years. Enrolled. October i, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, December 25, 1861 ; first sergeant, Oc- 
tober 31, 1863; mustered in as second lieutenant, March 7, 1863; 
mustered out, April 13, 1865, at Charileston, S. C. Commissioned 
second lieutenant, November 25, 1863, with rank from March 6, 
1863, vice R. R. Gillett, promoted. 

Childs, Arthur— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Neversink, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 25, 1861 ; 
discharged for promotion to hospital steward. United States Army, 
February 16, 1863, at St. Helena Island, S. C. 



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Clark, Michael — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, April i, 1862; kill- 
ed in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

CoKELET, John — Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 10, 1864 ; mus- 
ered out, August 2, 1865, from Mower hospital, Washington, D. C. ; 
also borne as Cokelett. 

Coleman, John— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 20, 1861, 
at Sandburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 12, 1861, at New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Coleman, William H. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 
20, 1861, at Sandburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
X, October i, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 15, 1862, at 
New York City. 

CoLiVAN, John — Age. 22 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K. September 12, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Calvin and Culver. 

Cooper, Henry M.— Age. 24 years. Enlisted, September 20, 
1861, at Sandburgh. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, at Newburg^h, N. Y. 

CoRVViN, Dewitt C. — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, December 14, 1863 ; 
discharged, October 3, 1864, at Hihon Head, S. C. 

Couch, Charles J.— Age, 30 years. Enlisted, September 3, 
1861, at Sandburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. k[ 
October 10, 1861 ; died, August, 1862, in hospital. 

CouRSELLO, Isaac — Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Pittsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 10, 1863, 
discharged, July 24, 1865 at Newberry, S. C, as Corcle. 

CouRTRiGHT, Lewis S. — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Neversink, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K. October 3, 1861 ; 
deserted, March 28, 1862, from W^ashington, D. C. 

Crandall, Joseph — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 20, 
186 1, at Mongaup Valley, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 



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Co. K, October lo, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; 
mustered ouit with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Crawford, Alonzo — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, 
at Bridg-eville, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, ,1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Crawford, Charles N. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 7, 
1861, at Bridgeville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged, May 13, 1862, at Wasihington, D. C. 

Curtis, Alexander — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Greenfield, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 28, 1861 ; 
discharged for disability, October 18, 1862. 

Davies, Robert — ^Private in 7th New York Battery, transferred 
to Co. K, this regiment, no date ; promoted corporal, no date ; killed 
in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Deem, Peter — ^Age, 28 years. Enlisted, September 28, 1861, at 
Pike Pond, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, January 16, 1863 ; at Yorktown, 
Va., as Deen. 

Degroot, John C. — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; mus- 
tered ovit July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Degrot and 
John E. Degroot. 

Delaney, Jesse L. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability. July 7, 1862, at Philadelphia, 
Pa. 

Delaney, Joseph — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 14, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Da- 
laney. 

Denman, Smith — Age, 18 years. EnHsted, August 27, 1861, at 
Sandburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 27, 1862, at Yorktown, 
Va. 

Devine, Morris — -Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, 
at Liberty, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 



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10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, at Newburgh, N. Y., as Norris 
Durns. 

Dubois, James— Promoted second lieutenant, Co. K. from Com- 
pany G, April 10, 1862. first lieutenant, April 12, 1862; promoted 
captain, Co. F, November 14, 1862. (See Co. G.) 

Dudley, James— Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October i. 1861 at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

DuTTROYLER, Casper— Age, 42 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Pike Pond, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; discharged, July 27, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Eastman, William— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 14, 1864; 
mustered out, July 15. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Easman. 

Eckart, Lewis E.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 28, 
1861, at Liberty Falls, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. 
K. October 10, 1861 ; died of chronic diarrhoea, January 11, 1863, 
at Yorktown, Va. 

Edward, Ebenezer— Age, 30 years. Erilisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 27,, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

'Evertson, Francis— Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, 
at Mo^ntice'llo. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; killed in action. May 31. 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Fallen, Isaac C— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 31, 1862; 
discharged, no date, at Yorkto'wn, Va. ; also borne as Isaiah Fallon. 

FoLS, John— <Age, 44 years. Enlisted, August 27, 1861, at Mon- 
ticello. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 10, 
1861 ; discharged for disablity, no date, at Yorktown, Va., as Fals. 

Franks, Hiram— Age, 16 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 14, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Frasier, Samuel— Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 24, 1864; 



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mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Frazier 
and Frazer. 

Frederick, James — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 3, 1863 ; 
died of dropsy, September 26, 1864, in hospital as John Frederick. 

Fronce, Isaac — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New^burgh, to serve 
3 years ; and mustered in as private, Co. K, April 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted 
as a veteran, April 4, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Fronze. 

Furch, John J. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Fallsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 31, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Gharleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Firch and Fulch. 

■ Gaffaney, Michael — Age, 23 years. Brilisted, August 27, 
1 86 1, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Ghallagar, Thomas — Age. 44 years. EnHsted, August 27, 
1861, at Alonticeilo, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disabilty, December 11, 1861, at 
Ne\Vburgh, N. Y. 

GiLLETT, Benjamin — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; discharged for habitual dislocation of knee joint, June 7, 
1863, at Washington, D. C. 

GiLLETT, Cyrus A. — Age, 2>2> years. Enlisted, October 3, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; transferred to 7th 
New York Battery, February 15, 1862. 

GiLLETT, William — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 20, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 11, 1861, at 
Newburgh, N. Y. 

GiLLETT, Reuben R. — ^Age, 29 years. Enrc^Ued, October 7, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; as second lieutenant, September 4, 1862; as first lieu- 
tenant, December 22, 1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, Decem- 



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ber 30 1862 with rank from September 4. 1862. vice Frank Hines, 
promoted; first lieutenant, November 25. 1863. with rank from 
March 6 1863, vice Frank Hines, resigned; captain, September 19, 
1865, with rank from June 28, 1865, not mustered, vice J. Gowdy, 
resigned. 

GiVNEY, Thomas— Age, 21 years. En'hsted, August 25,^1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, 1861 ; re-enHsted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; died of 
disease, September 5, 1864, in bospital, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Goldsmith, Charles— Age, 19 years. EnHsted, September 10, 
1861, at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; transferred to Co. I, October 11, 1861 ; re-enhsted, 
as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Goodman, Henry— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, and returned to ranks, no date : died 
of typhoid fever, September 19, 1864, in hospital, Morris Island, 
S. C. 

Gorton, Bradley— Age, 25 years. Enlisted, October 3, 1861, at 
Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; died of diarrhoea, June 2, 1863, at Yorktown, Va. 

Graham, Willl\m— Age, 19 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 29, 
1865, mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 

s. c' 

Gray, Harvey— Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 19, 1861, 
at Greenfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; returned to ranks, January 11, 1864; discharged, no 
date, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Gray. Oliver — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 9, 1861, at 
Greenfield, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; re-enhsted as a veteran, Co. I, February 20, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Gray, Walter — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Grey. 



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Gray, William H.— Age 46 years. Enlisted, September 29, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; transferred to Co. I, October 11, 1861 ; no further 
record. 

Griffin, Martin — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 3, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Groulish, George— Age, 44 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 28, 1863 ; 
died of typhoid fever, January 20, 1865, in hospital at Hilton Head, 
S. C. ; also borne as Groudhlioh. 

Hall, Robert A. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 24, 1864; 
wounded in action. December 9, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; dis- 
charged, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hall, William B. — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 24, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hallenbeck, Calvin — Age. 21 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 19, 1864; 
promoted corporal, April i, 1865; mustered out with company, Oc- 
tober 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Calvin J. Hallenbeck. 

Halvison, Gabriel — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 2, 1863 ; 
died of typhoid fever, September 17, 1864, in hospital at Beaufort 
S. C. 

Harvey, James F. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 29, 
i86i,at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, at Newgurgh, N. Y. 

Hemmslrich, Julius — Age, 38 years. Enlisted, August 30, 
186 1, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; died, June 18, 1862, at White House Landing, 
Va. 

HiGGiNS, Patrick — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 29, 
1861, at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; wounded in action. May 31. 1862, at Fair Oaks, 
Va. ; dicharged for disability, September 21, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 



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HiNES, FRANCis-Promoted captain, Co. K, froni Co. E, Octo- 
ber 31 1863, mustered out with company. (See Co. b.) 

HiXKLEV, ABijAH^Age, 18 years. Enl-ted ^t Neversu.k, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co^K, October 27, 186 , 
wounded in action. May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. ; died of his 
wounds, June 4, 1862, at Fort Monroe, Va. 

Hodge. AsA-Age, 44 years. Enrolled, September 28, 1861 at 
Neversink to serve 3 years; mustered m as captam, Co. K, October 
fo 86: dischargel^ebruary 26, 1862. Con^^ssioned captam, 
December 18, 1861, with rank from October 10, 1861. Ongmal. 

Holmes Joseph S.-Promoted second lieutenant from Co. G 
September 4, 1 861 ; promoted captain, Co. G, May 25, 1864 ; mustered 
out witih Co. G. (See Co. G.) 

KORNBECK, JAMES-Age, 37 years. Enlisted, September i8, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered m as private Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 2, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

HORNBECK, ROBERT-Age, ^2 years. Enlisted. October 7, 1861. 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years; mustered in as P^^f ' ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
tober 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, June 2, 1862, at Philadel 

phia, Pa. 

HUDLER WILBUR F.-Age, 18 years. Enlisted. September 23, 
1861, at M'onticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as P-v^te, Co. 
K October 10. 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864, 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

HUGO. ALEXANDER-Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York Qty, 
to serve 3 years, and Clustered in as private, Co. K August 28, 1863 I 
killed in action. November 30. 1864, at Honey Hill, S. L. 

JELLIFF, ISAAC-Age, 22 years. Enrolled September 21, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first l-^^^enant^Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged, February 17, 1862, at Washington, D^ 
C. Commissioned first lieutenant, December 18, 1861, with rank 
from October 10, 1861. Original. 

Johnson, CnARLES-Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years; mustered in as pnvat., Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enhsted as a veter- 
an, February 21, 1864; promoted Sergeant, February 22, 1864, 



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wounded, no date or place ; discharged for disability, no date, at 
New York City. 

Johnson, James — Agt, 44 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; wounded in action, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks Va. ; 
discharged for his wounds, August 7, 1864. 

Johnson, James W. B. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New- 
burgh, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 
17, 1862 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlistetl as a veteran, March 
30, 1864; promoted sergeant, March 31, 1864; discharged, June 2y, 
1864; for promotion to second lieutenant. 103d. Cdlored Troops. 

Jones, Sylvester — Age, 18 years. En'listed at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; 
killed in action, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 

Kane, Thomas — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 3, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; transferrc'd to 7th B'attery, no date. 

Keeler, Francis — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; died of heart disease. May I, 1862, at New Kent Court 
House, Va. , 

Kelley, James — Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 3 years, and 
mustered in as private, Co. K, November 6, 1861 ; transferred to 7th 
Battery. 

Kile, Nathaniel — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Neversink, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 23, 1861 ; 
died of diarrhoea, September 24, 1862 ; also borne as Kiles. 

King, William — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 7, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as William 
S. King. 

Kinney, David — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
ID, 1861 ; discharged for disabilitv, October 12, 1861, at Newburgh, 
N. Y. 

Kinsler, George — Transferred to Co. K, from Co. B, November 
I, 1862; promoted principal musician, August 9, 1863 ; mustered out,. 
August 16, 1864. (See Co. B.) 



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Klise. Jacob— Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 28, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. • 

Knox, Charles B.— Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i vear, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Knight, Nathan— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October i, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; pro- 
moted first sergeant, no date; discharged, April 5, 1865, for promo- 
tion to second lieutenant, 104th United States Colored Troops. 

Labagh, Abram W.— Age, 24 years. Enlisted, August 24, 1861, 
at Fallsburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant. Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 3, 1862. 

Lambert, John— x\ge. 18 years. Enlisted, October 9, 1861, at 
Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, and re-enlisted as a veteran, February 
21! 1864; promoted sergeant, April 7, 1865; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lanweed. Edwin— Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Larson, Andrew— Age. 38 years. Enhsted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 26, 1863 ; 
deserted. Tune 24, 1865, from Summerville, S. C. 

Latterrett, William L.— Enlisted, September 10, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; discharged for disability. October 11, 1861, at Newburgh, 
N.Y. 

Lauber, GEORGE-^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
I year, and'mustered in as private, Co. K, September 14, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Lander. 

Lawrence, Isaac— Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 21, 
1861, at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
Octc^ber 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, May 13, 1862, at 
Newburgh, N. Y. 



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Leroy, Abram — Agt, 33 years. Enlisted, October i, 1861, at 
Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; mustered out, October 3, 
1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Lewis, Abram — Age, 46 years. Enlisted, September 23, 1861, 
at Falisburg-h, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 11, 1861, at New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Lewis, 'Benjamin — ^Age, 35 years. Enlisted, September 23, 
1861, at Fallsburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October ii, 1861, at 
Newburgh, N. Y. 

LocKWOOD, Daniel — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 12, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Low, Horace W. — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, October 7, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co.K, October 
10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 30, 1862, at Point Look- 
out, Md. 

Lowerre, Benjamin F. — 'Age, 23 years. Enlisted, September 
10, 1861, at Sandburgh, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; returned to 
ranks, December 15, 1862; discharged, September 4, 1864. 

Lowerre, William H. H. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 
10, 1861, at Sandburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
K, October 10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, and re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 21, 1864; promoted sergeant, April i, 1865; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lucus, John — ^Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, from Camp Van Wyck, New- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Lyons, Edward M. — Promoted second lieutenant, Co. K, from 
Co. G, May 2, 1865, mustered out with company. (See Co. G.) 

Maben, Robert M. — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 18, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; transferred to Co. I, October 11, 1861, and to 



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Veteran Reserve Corps, September i6, 1863, as Mavfcen ; also borne 
as Robert N. Maben. 

Mapledown, James C. — Enlisted, October 7, 1861, at Monticello, 
to serve 3 years; mustered in as pr'iva'te, Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; 
deserted, October 15, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

McCabe, Frank — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 25, 
1863 ; deserted, June 6, 1864, from Beaufort. S. C. 

McDermott, Wilson — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 3, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as William McDermott. 

McMiLLEN, George — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 18, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 21, 1864; promoted sergeant, O'ctober 10, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

McQuade, John — (Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 14, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Memple, Andrew — ^Age, 37 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Go. K, August 2}), 1863 ; 
wounded in action, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux N'eck, S. C. ; died 
of bis wounds, December 10, 1864; also borne as Momple and Mom- 
pell. 

Merphy, William H. — Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 10, 
1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; comtnissionary sergeant of Regi- 
ment, April 12, 1862; re-eniisted as a veteran, February 24, 1864; 
discharged for disability, November 20, 1864. 

Meyer, Henry — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 26, 1863 ; 
transferred to United States Navy, no date ; also borne as Myres. 

Miller, Israel — Age, 22 years. EnHsted, September 18, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; imustered in as private, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864 ; promoted 
corporal, July i, 1864; wounded, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux 



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Neck, S. C. ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charlston, S. C. 

Miller, James — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 26, 
1863 ; deserted, December 16, 1864, from 'hospital, at Hilton Head, 
S. C. 

MoNDOR, Alexander — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 25. 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Monroe, Donald — Age, 2^ years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 2, 
1863 ; deserted, June 29, 1865, from Summerville, S. C. 

Montgomery, John — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Newburg'h, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, April 4, 1862 ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran, March 2^, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Morton, John D. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, September 11, 
1861, at Hasbrouck, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; returned to ranks, January 5, 1864; discharged, 
October 6, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Mot, Victor — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 2, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17. 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Moat ; also borne as Maot. 

Mowery, Patrick — ^Age, — years. Enlisted, September 18, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

O'Brien, Cornelius — Age, 36 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 23, 
1863 ; promoted corporal, and returned to ranks, no dates ; trans- 
ferred to Navy, no date. 

Orr, Daniel B. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 15, 1864; promoted 
corporal, May I, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

O'Shaney, Thomas — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 18, 
1861, at ]\Ionticello, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. K, 



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October lo, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, from Camp Van 
Wyck, Newiburgih, N. Y. 

OsTERHOUT, Abram — Age, 28 years. Enlisted, September 14, 
1861, at Mong-aup Valley, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. K, October 10. 1861. No further record. 

OusTERHOUT, Abram — ^Agc, 23 years. Enlisted, September i8, 

1861, at Mongaup Valley, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, 
Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 20, 

1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Palmer, Daniel — Age. 36 years. Enlisted, March 30, 1864, at 
Cochecton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, April 22, 
1864; no further record. 

Parsons, Joseph H. — ^Age, 33 years. Enlisted, October i, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, October 21, 1862; mustered out, 
October 23, 1864. 

Perkins, Norman — Transferred to Co. K, from Co. G, February 
5, 1863. and transferred to Co. F, no date. (See Co. G.) 

Peters, Ezekiel — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September i, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, November 
8, 1863. 

Peterson, Frank — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 28, 1863 ; 
deserted, June 21, 1865, from Summerville, S. C. 

Peterson, Thomas — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 19, 1864; 
died a suicide, December 18, 1864, at IMorris Island, S. C. 

Phinning, Rudolph — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, an'd mustered in as private, Co. K, August 24, 
1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C, as Rudolph Pfennig ; also borne as Pfenning. 

Puff, Alonzo A. — Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, April 15, 1864; 
mustered out, May 24, 1864, at McDouga:!! hospital, New York 
Harbor. 



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Puff, George W. — Age, i8 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 31, 1864; wounded 
in action, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; died of his 
wounds, Decem'ber 13, 1864. 

Puff, Rufus R. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, September 18, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; pro- 
moted corporal, April i. 1865; returned to ranks, no date; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Puff, William — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 31, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Reed, James M. — ^Age, 35 years. Enlisted at Hampton, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

RoDH, Christian — 'Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Tarrytovvn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 18, 1863; 
died of diarrhoea, September 22, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. ; also 
borne as Rodth and Rhost. 

Rome, John T. — Age, 20 years. Enhsted at Monticello, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; trans- 
ferred to Co. I, October 11, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 
20, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. ; also borne as Rhome. 

Rome, William O. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; 
transferred to Co. I, October 11, 186 1 ; discharged for disability, 
Mardh 4, 1863, from hospital, at New Berne, N. C. 

Rose, Edwin L. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 18, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; promoted corporal, no 
date; returned to ranks, December 21, 1864; promoted corporal, 
August, 1865; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

RuFLE, Karsaun — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 3, 1863 ; 
died of diarrhoea, August 23, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 



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ScRANTON, Myron — Age, i8 years. Enlisted, September 4, 

1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; transferred to Co. I, October 11, 1861 ; re-enlisted 
as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, Octo- 
ber 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Byron Scranton. 

See Jacob — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 2, 1863 ; dis- 
charged for disability. May 31, 1865. 

Shafer, Frederick — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Sliaver ; also 
borne as Shafier. 

Shafer, Jesse F. — ^Age, 31 years. Enrolled at Newburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as quartermaster sergeant, October i, 
1861 ; as second lieutenant, Co. K. Feb. 2y, 1862; as first lieutenant 
and quartermaster, September 5, 1862; discharged, October 15, 1864. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, June 10, 1862, with rank from 
February 26, 1862, vice James Dubois, promoted ; first lieutenant and 
quartermaster, November 17, 1862, with rank from September 4, 

1862, vice John C. Gerard, discharged. 

Shaw, Egbert — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 16, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Ebert Shaw. 

Shaw, Henry — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Highland, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, January 17, 1864 ; trans- 
ferred to Co. B, October 15, 1864; mustered out with company, Oc- 
tober 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Henry M. Shaw. 

Shields, George M. — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 12, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Skelley, John — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1861, at 
Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; transferred to 7di Battery, April 10, 1862. 

Slaver, Conrad — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, March 3, 1864, at 
Kingston, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 
31, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 



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Slaver, George C— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, 
February 21, 1864; promoted sergeant, February 22, 1864; first 
sergeant, April i, 1865; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant, Sep- 
temlber 19, 1865, with rank from June 28, 1865, vice A. P. Conklin, 
promoted. 

Smith, Abram — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 24, 1861 ; dis- 
charged for disability, February 30, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Smith, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 26, 1863 ; discharg- 
ed, June 29, 1865, at Summerville, S. C. 

Smith, Eliphas^ — Age, 20 years. Enrolled, September 11, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as second lieutenant, 
Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; as first lieutenant, February 6, 1862; as 
captain, February 27, 1862; transferred to Go. I, April 15, 1863; 
mustered in as major, February 18, 1864; mustered out with regi- 
ment, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second 
lieutenant, December 15, 1861, with rank from October 10, 1861. 
Original; first lieutenant, June 10, 1862, with rank from February 
26, 1862, vice A. Hodge, resigned ; captain, June 10, 1862, with rank 
from February 26, 1862, vice Asa Hodge resigned; major, February 
17, 1864, with rank from February 13, 1864, vice R. Tyler, promoted ; 
lieutenant colonel, September 29, 1865, with rank from September 
2y, 1865 ; not mustered, vice R. Tyler promoted. 

Sparks, Calvin — Age, 39 years. Enlisted, September 4, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, 1 861 ; discharged for disability, September 8, 1862, at 
Fort W'ood, N. Y. 

Spotten, John — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private. Go. K, September 2, 1863, dis- 
charged, October 6, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. ; also borne as 
Spotton. 

Steele, Cesar — ^Age, 30 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, July 11, 1863 ; mus- 



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tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. as 
Ceaser Steele. 

Stevens, Israel — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 28, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Oc- 
tober 10, 1861 ; deserted, October 15, 1861, from Camp Van Wyck, 
Newburgh, N. Y. 

Stratton, George S. — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 1864; 
mustered out, June 22, 1865, at Washington, D. C. ; also borne as 
Straton. 

Stratton, William D.— Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 13, 
1864; mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as 
Straton. 

Taylor, Ralph W.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Fallsburgh, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 31, 1864; 
mustered out with company. October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Teed, Isaac — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 20, 1862 ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran in Co. C, March 23, 1864; promoted corporal, 
May I, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston. S. C. 

Thomas, George — ^Age 22 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 26, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Thompson, James— Age, 33 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 28, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Thorn, Philip — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 2, 1863 ; dis- 
charged for disability, October 26, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Thost, JuLius^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 28, 1863 ; 
discharged for disability, no date, at Hilton Heaid, S. C. 

Tompkins, David — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, October 
10, 1861 ; discharged, October 6, 1864. 



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TowNSEND, Edgar — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 16, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Turner, Levi — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 16, 1864; 
wounded, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; mustered out, 
July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

TuRNEY, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted, September 10, 1861, 
at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, January 14, 1864, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Turns, John — Age, — years. Enlisted at Newburgh, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; de- 
serted, October 15, 1861, from Newburgh, N. Y. 

Tyerell, Isaac B. — Age 44 years. Enlisted, September 29,. 
1861, at Neversink, to serve 3 years; mustered in as first sergeant, 
Co. K, October 10, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date; transferred to 
Veteran Reserve Corps, December 15, 1862. 

Tyrrell, William H. — Age, 16 years. Enlisted, October 5, 
1861, at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 11, 1861, at 
Newburgh, N. Y. 

Van Kuren, Elisha — Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve 3 years, an'd mustered in as private, Co. K, April 15, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Van Curen ; also borne as Vancuran. 

Van Wagoner, Levi — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, October i, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K. Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; died of disease, August — , 1862, in hospital; also 
borne as Van Wagner. 

Vredenburgh, John H. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, March 31, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Vredenburgh, Samuel F. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Cochec- 
ton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, March 28, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Walter, John — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 3, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Ward, John — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 28, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Frederick W. Ward. 

Warner, Charles — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Cornwall, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 29, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Weber, Andrew — ^Age 21 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 10, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, and promoted corporal, February 21, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

West, Theodore — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Highland, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, January 7, 1864; 
transferred to Co. B, October 15, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Whaley, WiLLLJiM — Age, — years. Enlisted at Neversink, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 14, 1861 ; 
transferred to the Navy, February 12, 1862. 

Whipple, John H. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October i, 1861, 
at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, Octo- 
ber 10, 1861 ; deserted, May 21, 1862, from Fair Oaks, Va. 

Whipple, Thomas C. — Age 43 years. Enlisted, October 5, 
1 861, at Neversink, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; returned to ranks, November 15, 1862; mustered 
out, October 6, 1864. 

Wilkinson, James — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 9, 
1861, at Monticello, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. K, 
October 10, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 5, 1864, at Beau- 
fort, S. C. 

Williams, George — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 3, 1863 ; 
discharged for disabilitv, October 6, 1864, at Hilton Head, S. C. 



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Williams. John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, August 27, 1863 ; 
deserted, June 24, 1865, from Summerville, S. C. 

York, Benjamin — 'Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Monticello, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, September 20, 1861'; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 21, 1864; promoted corporal, No- 
vember 3, 1864; sergeant, April 10, 1865; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston. S. C. 

Youngster, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. K, October 23, 
1863 ; transferred to United States Navy, no date. 

Killed in Action. 

Michael Clark, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Robert Davies, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Francis Evertson, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Alexander Hugo, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
Sylvester Jones, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 

Wounded in Action. 

Robert A. Hall, December 9. 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Patrick Higgins, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
John Hinkley, December 9, 1864. at Tillifinny Station, S. C. 
Abijah Hinkley, May 31, 1862. at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Charles Johnson, November 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. C. 
James Johnson, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 
Andrew Memple, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Israel Miller, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
George W. Puff, December 7. 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 
Levi Turner, Deceinber 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Died of Disease and Wounds. 

Christopher Becker, March 20, 1864, at Monticello, N. Y. 
Anthony Birth, January 15, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
Harvey Bower, October 7, 1863, at New York City. 
William Bowman, September — , 1865. Newberry, S. C. 



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Samuel Carr, September lo, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Charles J. Couch, August — , 1862, in hospital 

Lewis E. Eckert, January n, 1863, at Yorktown. Va. 

James Frederick, September 26, 1864, in hospital. 

Thomas Givney, September 5, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Henry Goodman, September 19, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Bradley Gorton, June 2, 1863, at Yorktown, Va. 

George Growlisih, January 20, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Gabriel Halvison, September 17, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Julius Hemmslrich, June 18, 1862, at White House, Va. 

Abijah Hinkley, June 4, 1862, at Fort Monroe, Va. 

Francis Keller, May i, 1862. at New Kent Court House, Va. 

Nathaniel Kile, September 24. 1862, place not stated. 

Andrew Memple, December 10, 1864, place not stated. 

Thomas Peterson, December 18, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

George W. Puff, December 13. 1864, of wounds. 

Christian Rodh, September 22, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Karsaun Rufle, August 23, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Jdhn Turney, January 14, 1864, at Wasihington. D. C. 

Levi Van Wagner, August — , 1862, in hospital. 

Discharged. 

Charles Barnes, October 11, 1861, for disability. 
Samuel Bates, October 12, 1861, for disability. 
Peter W. Beadle, July 9, 1863, for disability. 
Paul Benson, September 17, 1862, for disability. 
Cornelius Bilyew, July 29, 1862, for disability. 
Christopher Bollman, October 11. 1861, for disability. 
Christopher L. Bollman, October 11, 1861. for disability. 
Isaac Boughton, at Yorktown, Va., for disability. 
Levi Bowers, October 11, 1861, for disability. 
William Burton, October 11, 1861, for disability, 
Dennis Cahalen, October 12, 1861, for disability. 
John B. Caton, October 12, 1861, for disability. 
Victory Champlin, April 13, 1865, resigned. 
Arthur Ohilds, February 16, 1863, for promotion. 
John Coleman, October 12, 1861, for disability. 
William H. Coleman, October 15, 1862, for disability. 
Alexander Curtis, October 18, 1862, for disability. 



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Peter Deem, January i6, 1863, for disability. 
Jesse L. Delaney, July 7, 1862, for disability. 
Smith Denman, October 27, 1862, for disability. 
Morris Devine, at Newburg-h, N. Y., for disability. 
Caspar Duttroyler, July 2y, 1862, for disability. 
Isaac Fallen, at Yorktown, Va., for disability. 
John Fols, at Yorktown, Va., for disability. 
Thomas Ghallagar, December 11, 1861, for disability. 
Benjamin Gillett, June 7, 1863. for disability. 
William Gillett, October 11, 1861, for disability. 
Harvey Gray, at Hilton Head, S. C., for disability. 
Patrick Higgins, September 21, 1862, for disability, 
Asa Hodge, February 26, 1862, resigned. 
James Hornbeck, March 2, 1862, for disability. 
Robert Hornbeck, June 2, 1862, for disability. 

Isaac Jelliff, February 17, 1862, resigned. 
Charles Johnson, at New York City, for disability. 
James Johnson, August 7, 1864, for wounds. 
James W. B. Johnson, June 2y, 1865, for promotion. 
David Kinney, October 12, 1861, for disability. 
Nathan Knight, April 5, 1865, for promotion. 
Abram W. Lkbagh, October 3, 1862, for disability. 

William L. Latterrett, October 11, 1861, for disability. 

Isaac Lawrence, October 10, 1861, for disability. 

Abram Lewis, October 11, 1861, for disability. 

Benjamin Lewis, October 11, 1861, for disability. 

Horace W. Low, October 30, 1862, for disability. 

William H. Merphy, November 20, 1864, for disabihty. 

Abram Osterhout, February 20, 1862, for disability. 

Jacob See, May 31, 1865, for disability. 

Abram Smith, February 30, 1862, for disability. 

John Smith, June 29, 1865, for disability. 

Calvin Sparks, September 8, 1862, for disability. 

Philip Thorn, October 26, 1864, for disability. 

Julius Thost, at Hilton Head, S. C, for disability. 

William H. Tyrrell, October 11, 1861, for disabihty. 

James Wilkinson, April 5, 1864, for disability. 

George Williams, October 6, 1864, for disability. 



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Transferred. 

Thomas Barbour, no date, to U. S. Navy. 

John Brookman, August 24, 1863, to U. S. Navy. 

Cyrus Gillett, February 15, 1862. to 7th New York Battery. 

Thomas Kane, no date, to 7th New York Battery. 

James Kelley, November 6, 1861, to 7th New York Battery. 

Henry Myer, no date, to U. S. Navy. 

CorneHus O'Brien, no date, to U. S. Navy. 

Ezekiel Peters, November 8, 1863, to Veteran Reserve Corps. 

John Kelley, April 10, 1862, to 7th New York Battery. 

Isaac B. Tyerell, December 15, 1862, to Veteran Reserve Corps. 

William Whaley, February 12, 1862, to U. S. Navy. 

John Youngster, no date, to U. S. Navy. 



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Company L. 



Captains. 

Rockwell Tyler. 
Henry P. Kellam. 
Marshall L. Batsford. 

First Lieutenants. 

Enoch Horton. 
Henry P. Kellam. 
Marshall L. Batsford. 
Henry A. Hawks. 
Andrew P. Conklin. 
William Peake. 

Second Lieutenants, 

Henry P. Kellam. 
Horace W. McKeon. 
Andrew P. Conklin. 
Peter M. Lorgan. 
Henry A. Hawks. 

Alberts, Frederick W. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Callicoon 
Depot, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 
10, 1 861, promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, Febru- 
ary 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, December 13, 1864; returned to 
ranks, March 9, 1865 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Albert, Frederick — Age, 17 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 7, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Allen, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, March 31, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Barnhart, Edwin — -Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 10, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out, Sep- 
tember 19, 1865, at Decamp General hospital, David's Island, New 
York Harbor, as Edward Barnhart. 

Barnhart, Esquire — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Callicoon 
Depot, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 
10, 1861 ; wounded, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Barnhart, William — Age, 22 years. Erilisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 20, 1864 ; wounded, no date ; promoted corporal, 
March 18, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Barnhart, Orrin — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Batsford, Marshall L. — 'Age, 19 years. Enrolled, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as sergeant, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; promoted first sergeant, no date ; re-enlist- 
ed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered in as second lieutenant, 
Co. F, May 31, 1864 ; as first lieutenant, Co. L, June 28, 1864 ; as cap- 
tain, November i, 1864; mus'tered out with companiy, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned second lieutenant. May 
25, 1864, with rank from May 18, 1864, vice F. B. Bus'h, deceased; 
first lieutenant, July 20, 1864, with rank from June 28, 1864, vice 
F. S. Vandergaw, declined ; captain, November 30, 1864, with rank 
from October 27, 1864, vice H. P. Kellam, resigned. 

Bettle, Oliver — Age, 27 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, No- 
vember 4, 1861 ; died of heart disease, July 16, 1862, at Portsmouth 
Grove, R. I. 



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Billings, Charles S. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; returned to ranks, February 2, 1863 ; re- 
enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, as Charles L. Billings. 

Billings, John S. — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 16, 
1861 ; mustered out at expiration of term of service. 

BoGART, James D. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, December 16, 1861, 
at Callicoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, Decem- 
ber 20, 1861 ; transferred to 8th Battery, at Newport News, Va., 
March i, 1862. 

Bowman, Orrin — ^Age, 40 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 28, 1863 ; 
died of typhoid fever, November 18. 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Boyd, Comfort A. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 30. 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Brown, Andrew — Age, 33 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 29, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Brown, John K. See Co. F. 

Caeran, Michael — Age 30 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, April 10, 1865 ; 
died, July 22, 1865, of typhoid fever, at Newberry, S. C. 

Callihan, David — Age, 31 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Canbell, George — Age, 34 years. Enlisted, December 11, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
December 20, 1861 ; discharged for disability, July 20, 1862, at 
Harrison's Landing, Va., as Cambell. 

Cape, Frederick — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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369 



Cape, Lelrod — Age, — years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 12, 1864; no 
further record. 

Carrier, Billings— Age, 19 years. EnHsted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L. September 13, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Clements, Francis H.— Age, 41 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 
24, 1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Cochran, Chester— Age, 18 years. Enlisted, December 10, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, December 20, 1861 ; discharged for disability, May 28, 1862, 
at Washington, D. C. 

Cochran, William— Age, 21 years. Enlistc^d at Callicoon 
Depot, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, Decem- 
ber 10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran. February 20, 1864 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

CocHRON, John J.— Age, 21 years. Enlisted. October 5. 1861. 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. L, 
November 4. 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; mustered out, October 
5, 1864. at Hilton Head, S. C, as Cochran ; also borne as Cockron. 

Cole, George— Age. 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 30, 1864 ; mustered 
out July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Cole, James— Age, 23 years. Enlisted. January 5. 1862, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private. Co. L, 
January 10, 1862 ; deserted, May 15, 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa. 

Collins, John — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 27, 1863 ; discharg- 
ed for disability, November 4, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Colwell, Joseph— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, April 10. 1865 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Condon, William— Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, an'd mustered in as private, Co. L, October 20, 



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1863; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Oharleston^ 
S. C. 

CoNKLiN. Andrew P. — Age, 2^ years. Enrolled, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date ; re-enlisted as 
a veteran, February 20, 1864; promoted first sergeant, June 21, 
1864 ; mustered in as second lieutenant, March 18, 1865 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commis- 
sioned second lieutenant, November 30, 1864, with rank from No- 
vember 30, 1864, vice H. A. Hawks, promoted ; first lieutenant, Sep- 
tember 19, 1865, with rank from June 28, 1865, not mustered, vice 
R. R. Gilljtt, promoted. 

CoNKLiN, AuLSUP — 'Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 21, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Asop J. Conklin ; 
also borne as Alsup Conklin. 

Conklin, Charles W. — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; transferred to 8th New York Battery, 
March i, 1862. 

Conklin, Howard — ^Age, 16 years. Enlisted, December 10, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, December 20, 1861 ; discharged for disability, May 28, 1862, 
at Washington, D. C. 

Conklin, John — Age, 31 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, .1861; promoted corporal, no date; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Conklin, Nelson — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, March 16, 1865 ; muster- 
ed out, with company, at Charleston, S. C, October 17, 1865, as 
Nelson Congling. 

Cook, Alin — Age, 27 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co, L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; pro- 
moted corporal, June 21, 1864; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Allen S. Cook. 



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Cook, George L. — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Cal'licoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, January 25, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Cook, James — Age, 39 years. EnHsted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private. Co. L, November 21, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
James R. Cook ; also borne as James L. Cooke. 

CoRBiN, Timothy — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 21, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Davis, John P. — 'Age, 25 years. Enlisted, March i, 1862, at 
Callicoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, March 
II, 1862; died of consumption. May 25, 1862, on board of hospital 
boat, at Yorktown, Va. 

Davis, Moses — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, January 20, 1864, at 
Convalescent Camp, Va. 

Dearing, Henry — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 23, 1863 ; 
died of typhoid fever, September 3, 1865, at Morris Island, S. C. ; 
also borne as Dering. 

Elsworth, Jacob — ^Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, March 21, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; 
also borne as Ellsworth. 

Evans, William — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; died of consumption, June 25, 1862, at New 
York City. 

Ferdon, Andrew J. — Age 26 years. Enlisted, October 5. 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, no date, at New York 
City. 

Francisco, Pulaski— Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Callicoon 
Depot, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 



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10, 1861 ; promoted corporal, no date ; re-eniisted as a veteran, 
February 20, 1864; promoted sergeant, June 21, 1864; killed in 
action, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Frier, Cornelius — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 27, 
1863 ; discharged for disability, August 5, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Fuller, John A. H. — ^Age, 34 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
L, November 4, 1861 ; died of catarrh of the brain, January 9, 
1862, at Washington, D. C. 

Garrabrant, Eli as P. — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 25, 
1863 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

Geer, Jr., Joseph — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
L, November 4, 1861 ; deserted, Januarv 24, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Gill, Robert B. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, December 10, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
December 20, 1861 ; transferred to 7th New York Battery, May i, 
1862. 

GiLLETT, AIartin — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, Decernber 10, 1861 ; 
deserted, April 10, 1862, from Washington, D. C. 

Gorman, John — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 10, 
1861 ; discharged for disability, July 31, 1862, at Harrison's Land- 
ing, Va. 

Graham, George — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, January 5, 1862, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
January 15, 1862; discharged for disability. May 24, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Graham, Nathaniel — Age, 16 years. Enlisted at New Kent 
Court House, Va., to serve 3 years, and mustered in as musician, 
Co. L, May 15, 1862; re-onlisted as a veteran, March 31, 1864; re- 
turned to company as private, no date ; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Graham, William — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at rallicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tc-ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Gregory, Enoch A. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
seive I year; mustered in as private, Co. L. September 13, 1864;. 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Griffin, Peter G. — Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 16, 1861 ; no 
further record. 

Griffith, William — -Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, October 23, 1863 ; mus- 
t<"red out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Grifith. 

Gruckhultz, Andrew — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Callicoon 
Depot, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 
10, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as 
Guckholtz, as GoncMioltz and as Gugholtz. 

Halbert, Frederick — Age, — 3'ears. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 7, 1864; 
no further record. 

Hallock, George — Age 31 years. Enlisted at 19th Congres- 
sional District, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 20, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, 
at Charleston, S. C. 

Hawks, Henry A. — ^Age, 23 years. Enrolled. October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; promoted sergeant, no date; re-enlisted as a 
veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered in as second lieutenant, May 
'20, 1864; as first lieutenant, January 12, 1865; mustered out with 
coinpany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. Commissioned 
second lieutenant, February 23, 1864, with rank from December 18, 
1863, vice W. H. McKoon, discharged ; first lieutenant, November 
30, 1864, with rank from October 27, 1864, vice M. L. Batsford, 
promoted ; captain, September 29, 1865, with rank from September 
2y, 1865, not mustered, vice J. Dubois, promoted. 



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Hazel, Jeremiah — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, December 16, 
1861, at Callicoon, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
December 20, 1861 ; transferred to 58th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
March i, 1862, at Newport News, Va. 

Henderson, John — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
John L. Henderson. 

Hendrickson, John A. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 
1864; promoted corporal, June 21, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C.\ as Hendrixson. 

Hendrix, John N. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, October 31, 1862, at 
Point Lookout, Aid. 

Hendrixson, Abram O. — Agt, 33 years. Enlisted at Rochester, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, March 28, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Abram O. Hendrickson. 

HiCKOK, William — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 5, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as 
Hickock. 

Hitchcock, Edgar L. — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted. October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 
1864; promoted corporal, March 18, 1865: mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Hooker, William — Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve ' 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 23, 1863 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Horner, John — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 16, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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HoRNN, John — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, December 10, 1861, 
at Callicoon. to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, De- 
cember 20, 1861 ; discharged for disability, July 21, 1862, at Harri- 
son's Landing, Va. 

HoRTON, Enoch — Age, 44 years. Enrolled, September 16, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as first lieu- 
tenant, Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; discharp-ed, February 14, 1862. 
Commissioned first lieutenant, November 20, 1862, with rank from 
October 5, 1862. Original. 

HoRTON, Orin O. — 'Age, 27 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, August i, 1862, at 
New York City. 

J AGGER, Harvey H. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864, 
wounded, no date or place ; mustered out with company, October 
17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Jagger, James E. — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; died 
of typhoid fever, January 4, 1865, in hospital, at Charleston, S. C. 

Johnson, Lewis — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Tarrytown, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 2^^, 1863 ; 
died of diarrhoea, November 4, 1864, in 'hospital, at Morris Island, 
S. C. 

Jones, Ellis— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at Calli- 
coon Depot, to serve 3 years ; niustered in as private, Co. L, Novem- 
ber 4, 1861 ; discharged for disabilitv. May 28, 1862, at Washington, 
D. C. 

Joscelyn, Israel — ^Age, 33 years. Enlisted, October 5. 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. L, 
November 4. 1861 ; returned to ranks, and transferred to Co. H, 
no dates ; deserted, May 9, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Keb, Liberal — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Gosihen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 12, 1864; mus- 
tered out. July 5, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 



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Kellam, William D. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Callicoon 
Depot, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 
16, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out 
with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kellim, David L. — Ag-e, 2^ years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; mustered out at expiration oi term of service, as 
Kellam. 

Kellam, Henry P. — 'Age, 25 years. Enrolled, September 16, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as second 
lieutenant, Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; promoted first lieutenant, No- 
vember 23, 1862 ; mustered in as captain, November 22), 1862 ; dis- 
charged, November 26, 1864, as Kallam. Commissioned second 
lieutenant, November 20, 1861, with rank from October s, 1861. 
Original ; first lieutenant, November 24, 1862, with rank from 
February 14, 1862, vice Enoch Horton, discharged ; captain, De- 
cember 30. 1862, with rank from November 2^. 1862, vice R. Tyler, 
promoted. 

Kellum, Alexander — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 21, 1864; 
mustered out. July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Kelly, Daniel — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 20, 1863 ; 
died of tvphoid fever, December 20, 1864, in hospital, at Hilton Head, 
S. C. 

Kennedy, Richard — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, August 27, 
1863 ; died of typhoid fever, August 8, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Kinch, Levi — 'Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Rockland, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 3, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

King, John — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 24, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

KiRBY, Richard— Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 29, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 



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Knimm, William— Age, i8 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L. March 31, 1864 ; promoted 
corporal, March 18, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Knemm. 

Laken, Charles H.^Transferred to Co. L, from Co. H, No- 
vember I, 1861 ; died, August 10, 1862. (See Co. H.) 

Lapointe, Benjamin — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, February 
16, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. 

Lawrence, Jacob — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, December 10, 
1861, at Callicoon, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
December 20, 1861 ; transferred to Sickle's Brigade, January 13, 
1862. 

Layton, Joseph — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 16, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as 
Laton. 

Leelf, Lewis — ^Age, 38 years. Enlisted, December 16, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
December 20, 1861 ; transferred to Co. F, September 17, 1862; no 
further record ; also borne as Lief and Louis Leelf. 

Lewis, John D. — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October 5. 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; transif erred to 7th Baittery, May i, 1862. 

LiNDERMiRE, Henry — Age, 1 8 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 17, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C 

LoRGAN, Peter M. — iPromoted second lieutenant, Co. L, from 
Co. I, April II, 1862; died, November 24, 1862. (See Co. L) 

Luther, Allan D. — ^Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September i, 1863; 
died of chronic diarrhoea, no date, at Santee, S. C. 

Mackey, David S. — ^Age, 44 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; deserted, April 5, 1862, from Washington, D. C. 



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Mahler, William — Age, 41 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private. Co. L, September 27, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865 at Charleston, S. C, as Miller. 

Mapledoram, Albert K. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Monti- 
cello, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 
16, 1862 ; died of typhoid fever, May 27, 1863, at Douglas hospital, 
Washington, D. C. 

March, Jacob— Age. 44 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 16, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Mathews, Lorenzo — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, >\Iay 24, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Mannard, Richard — Age. 44 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 15, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Mc Arthur, John — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 5, 1861 ; 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out, July 13, 
1865, from hospital, ai Albany, N. Y. ; also borne as McCarthy. 

McCarthey, John — Age, 16 years. Enhsted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years : mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4. 1861 ; no further record. 

McKooN, Horace W. — Age, 20 years. Enrolled, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as first ser- 
geaiDt, Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; as second lieutenant, August 18, 
1862; discharged, December 10. 1863; commissioned second lieu- 
tenant, November 24, 1862, with rank from August 18, 1862, vice 
Peter Lorgan, deceased. 

McMeekin, James — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 14, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Meed, John — ^Age, 16 years. Enlisted, November 2, 1861, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as musician, Co. L, No- 
vember 4, 1861 ; returned to company, as a private, no date ; re-enlist- 



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ed as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as Mead. 

Miles, William R. — Age, 19 years. EnHsted, October 5, 1861, 
at CalHcoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 5, 1861 ; promoted corporal, December 5, 1863 ; mustered 
out at expiration of term of service. 

MoFFiTT, Uriah — 'Age, 17 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out witih company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, as 
Moffit ; also borne as Maffit. 

MoRGOGE, William — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, April 24, 1862, at 
Washington, D. C. 

MosHER, LuMAN — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, February 15, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out, August 3, 1865, at New York City. 

MuLLiGHAN, John — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Albany, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 23, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C, 
as Mulligan. 

Murphy, Dennis— ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 23, 1863 ; 
died of typhoid fever, January 4, 1865, in hospital, at Hilton Head, 
S.C 

Noll, Peter — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 13, 1864; wound- 
ed, no date or place ; discharged, June 14, 1865, at Albany, N. Y. ; 
also borne as Nod and Noel. 

Orr, James A.— Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, January 5, 
1862 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Osborne, George S.-^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 



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L, November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Owens, William — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 16, 
1861 ; transferred to 7th Battery, May i, 1862. 

Palmer, Lyman — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; transferred to 8th Battery, March i, 1862. 

Parsel, DANiEL-^Age, 23 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private. Co. L, No- 
vember 4, 1 86 1 ; transferred to 8th Battery, May I, 1862. 

Peake, William — 'Age, 20 years. Enrolled, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; promoted corporal and sergeant, no dates ; re-en- 
listed as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; promoted first sergeant, 
March 18, 1865 ; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at 
Charleston, S. C. Commissioned first lieutenant, September 29, 
1865, with rank from September 27, 1865, not mustered, vice H. A. 
Hawks, promoted. 

Powers, Mathew — ^Age, 24 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 2^, 
1863 ; discharged for disabiHty, September i, 1864, at Hilton Head, 
S. C. 

Redman, William — ^Age, 34 years. Enlisted at Callicoon, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 14, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charlesiton, S. C. 

RicKARD, George — Age, 17 years. Enlisted, December 10, 1861,. 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
December 20, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, April 22,, 1862, at War- 
wick Court House, Va. 

Rose, Allen S. — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 10, 1861 ; 
promoted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 
1864; mustered out, no date ; to accept promotion as second lieuten- 
ant, 103d Colored Troops ; prior service in Co. H, 28th New York 
Volunteer Infantry. 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 381 

Rose, George — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, No- 
vember 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Rose, Wesley — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, December 10, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, De- 
cember 20, 1861 ; discharged for disability, July 21, 1862, at Balti- 
more, Md. 

Ross, James — ^Age, 38 years. Enlisted, September 16, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; deserted, February 28, 1862, from Washington, 
D. C. 

Ruppert, Conrod — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, March 31, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Scott, John — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 23, 1863 ; 
discharged, June 27, 1865, at Summerville, S. C. 

Seitz, Philip — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, January 5, 1862, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
January 10, 1862; discharged for disability, April 10, 1862, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Shafer, Asal — Age, 41 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 10, 
1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with 
company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Shaf- 
fer. 

Shafer, Orin Day — Age, 16 years. Enlisted, December 16, 
1861, at CalHcoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, December 20, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, March 11, 1862, 
at New Berne, N. C. ; also borne as Shaffer. 

Shoemaker, Cornelius K. — Age, 16 years. Enlisted, Decem- 
ber 16, 1861 ; at CalHcoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as 
private, Co. L, December 20, 1861 ; transferred to 7th Battery, March 
I, 1862. 

Sluter, Lewis — ^Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, December 16, 1861 ; 



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re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. ; also borne as Slater 
and as Shleuter. 

Smith, Eugene — Re-enlisted in Co. L, from Co. G, February 
20, 1864; died, October 4, 1864. (See Co. G,) 

Smith, Frederick — ^Age, 36 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 3, 1863;. 
died of typhoid fever, October 4, 1864, at JMorris Island, S. C. 

Smith, George M. — Agt, 18 years. Enlisted, September 5, 
1861, at Ellenville, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
October i, 1861 ; deserted, October i, 1861, from Newburgih, N. Y. 

Smith, Stephen — ^Age, 19 years. Erilisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private. Co. L, August 25, 1863 ; 
died of typhoid fever, June 20, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

SoDOLAND, Michael — Age. 22 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 3, 1863 ; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Southworth, Tracy — ^Age, 42 years. Enlisted, December 16, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, December 20, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, August 29, 1862, 
at New York City. 

Sprague, Colonel — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; re-enlisted as a veter- 
an, February 20, 1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 
1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Sprague, William P. — Age, 35 years. Enlisted, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, February 25, 
1864. at Beaufort, S. C. 

Squires, William — ^Age, 17 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4. 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864 ; mus- 
tered out, July 17, 1865, at David's Island, New York Harbor. 

Stander, Conrad — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 12, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 14, 1865, at Albany, N. Y. ; also borne as Stender. 



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383 



Stewart, John — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private. Co. L, September 12, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

St. John, Peter — Age, 45 years. Enlisted, December 10, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
December 20, 1861 ; mustered out, December 23, 1864. 

Taylor, Nathaniel — Age, 30 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as corporal, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
promoted sergeant, June 21, 1864; returned to ranks, December 13, 
1864; mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, 
S. C. 

TiGHE, Hugh — Age, 41 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 28, 1863 ; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Turner, Amos — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, Octob'er 5, 1864; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865, atiCharleston, S. C. 

Tyler, Amos — Age, 19 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, July 29, 1862, at Harri- 
son's Landing, Va. ; also borne as Tylor. 

Tyler, George K.— Age, 43 years. Enlisted, September 16, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as sergeant, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, March 18, 1863, 
at St. Helena Island, S. C. ; also borne as Tylor. 

Tyler, Martin V. — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; died of peninsula fever, June 9, 1862, at Roslin 
House, Va. ; also borne as Tylor. 

Tyler, NATHANiEL-^Age, 30 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 27, 1864 ; died 
of typhoid fever, December 10, 1864, in hospital, Morris Island, S. C. 

Tyler, Rockwell — ^Age, 33 years. Enrolled, September 16, 
1 861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as captain, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 : as major, December 26, 1862 ; as lieutenant 
colonel. May 18, 1864 ; mustered out, March 5, 1866, at Hart's Island, 



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New York Harbor. Commissioned captain, November 20, 1862, 
with rank from October 5, 1862. Original ; major, December 15, 
1862, with rank from November 23, 1862, vice J. J. Wheeler, pro- 
moted ; lieutenant colonel, February 2y, 1864, with rank from Febru- 
ary 13, 1864, vice J. J. Wheeler, resigned ; colonel, September 29, 
1865, with rank from September 27, 1865, not mustered, vice C. H. 
Van Wyck, promoted. 

Tyler, Oliver D. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 16, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years; mustered in as corporal, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; returned to ranks, no date ; died of typhoid 
fever, December 29, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 

Valentine, Ira — Age, 23 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, at 
Callicoon Depot, to serv^ e 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disabilitv, December 18. 1862, at 
Yorktown, Va. 

Van Etton, David — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 13, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. as Van Ettin. 

Van Gosbeck, Henry C. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted, December 
16, 1 86 1, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, December 20, 1861 ; died of t}-phoid fever, February 14, 1862, 
at Washington, D. C. 

Wagner, Philip — Age, 20 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; pro- 
moted corporal, June 21, 1864; sergeant, March 18, 1865; mustered 
out with company, October 17, 1865. at Charleston, S. C. 

Wamesly, William A. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted, October 5, 
1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. 
L, November 4, 1861 ; died of typhoid fever, May 15, 1862, at 
Yorktown, Va. 

Watters, William — Age, 44 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
November 4, 1861 ; mustered out. October 5, 1864, as Walters. 

Whisple, Conrad — ^Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Bethel, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, March 30, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston S. C. 



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385 



Wilcox, William H.— Ag'e, 17 years. Enlisted, December 16, 
1861, at Callicoon, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L, 
December 20, 1861 ; died of consumption, August 24, 1862, at Rhode 
Island. 

Wilcox, William— Age, — years. Enlisted at Callicoon 
Depot, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, January 
5, 1862 ; no further record. 

Williams, Andrew— Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 24, 
1863 ; promoted corporal, March 18, 1865 ; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Williams. C. C— Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Callicoon Depot, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, March i, 1862] 
re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20. 1864; mustered out with com- 
pany, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Wilson, Horton C— Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Highland, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 5, 1864; 
mustered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Wilson, Richard— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, April 10, 1865; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Wood, Oliver W.— Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 5, 1861, 
at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, Co. L. 
November 4, 1861; transferred to Co. H, November 14, 1861 ; pro- 
moted corporal, no date ; re-enlisted as a veteran, February 20, 1864; 
promoted sergeant, October 7, 1864; mustered out with company, 
October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Woodward, George R.— Age, 34 years. Enlisted, October 5, 

1861, at Callicoon Depot, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, 
Co. L, November 4, 1861 ; discharged for disability, September 21, 

1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Worth, Sylvester H.— Age, 44 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, Co. L, August 25, 
1863 ; died of typhoid fever, June 5, 1865, in hospital, at Hilton 
Head, S. C. 

Wright, Joseph— Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Liberty, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 15, 1864; muster- 
ed out with company, October 17, 1865, at Ghadeston, S. C. 



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Zimmerman, John — Age, 44 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, October 5, 1864; 
mustered out with company, October 17, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

ZoPFR, Andrew — Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, Co. L, September 17, 1864; mus- 
tered out, July 5, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. : also borne as Zophie. 

Killed in Action. 

John K. Brown, May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va. 

Pulaski Francisco, December 7, 1864, at Deveaux Neck, S. C. 

Wounded in Action. 

Squires Barnhart, no date or place given. 
William Barnhart, no date or place given. 
Harvey H. Jagger, no date or place given. 
Peter Noll, no date or place given. 

Died of Disease and Wounds. 

Ohver Bettle, July 16, 1862, at Portsmouth Grove, R. I. 

Orrin Bowman, November 18, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Michael Caeran, July 22, 1865, at Newberry. S. C. 

George L. Cook, January 25, 1862, at Wasihington, D. C. 

John P. Davis, May 25, 1862, at Yorktown. Va. 

Henry Dearing, September 3, 1865, at Morris Island, S. C. 

William Evans, June 25, 1862, at New York City. 

John A. H. Fuller, January 9,-1862. at Washington. D. C. 

James E. Jagger, January 4, 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Lewis Johnson, November 4, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 

Daniel Kelly, December 20, 1864. at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Richard Kennedy, August 8, 1864, at Beaufort, S. C. 

Charles H. Laken, August 10, 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa. 

Peter M. Lorgan, August 18, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 

Allan D. Luther, no date, at Santee, S. C. 

Albert K. Mapledoram, May 2y, 1863, at Washington, D. C. 

Dennis Murphy, January 4, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

George Richard, April 22,, 1862, at Warwick Court House, Va.. 



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Orin Day Shafer, March ii, 1862, at New Berne, N. C. 
Frederick Smith, October 4, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 
Stephen Smith, June 20, 1865, at Hihon Head, S. C. 
Tracy Southworth, August 29, 1862, at New York City. 
Martin V. Tyler, June 9, 1862, at Roslin House, Va, 
Nathaniel Tyler, December 10, 1864, at Morris Island, S. C. 
Oliver D. Tyler, December 29, 1861, at Washington, D. C. 
Henry C. Van Gosbeck, February 14, 1862, at Washington, D. C. 
William A. Walmesly, May 15, 1862, at Yorktown, Va. 
William H. Wilcox, August 24, 1862, at Rhode Island. 
Sylvester H. Worth, June 5, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Discharged. 

George Canbell, July 20, 1862, for disability. 
Chester Cochran, May 28, 1862, for disability. 
John ColHns, November 4, 1864, for disability. 
Howard ConkHn, May 28, 1862, for disability. 
Moses Davis, January 20, 1864, for disability. 
Andrew J. Ferdon, at New York City, for disability. 
Cornelius Frier, August 5, 1864, for disability. 
John Gorman, July 31, 1862, for disability. 
George Graham, May 24, 1862, for disability. 
Jobn N. Hendrix, October 31, 1862, for disability. 
John Hornn, July 21, 1862, for disability. 
Enoch Horton, February 14, 1862, resigned. 
Orrin O. Horton, August i, 1862, for disabihty. 
Ellis Jones, May 28, 1862, for disability. 
Lorenzo Mathews, May 24, 1862, for disability. 
John McArthur, July 13, 1865, for disability. 
William Morgoge, April 24, 1862, for dlisability. 
Peter Noll, June 14, 1865, for wounds. 
Mathew Powers, September i, 1864, for disability. 
Allen S. Rose, no date or place, for promotion, 
Wesley Rose, July 21, 1862, for disability. 
John Scott, June 2y, 1865, for dlisability. 
Philip Seitz, April 10, 1862, for disability. 
William P. Sprague, February 25, 1864, for disability. 
Amos Tyler, July 29, 1862, for disability. 
George K. Tyler, March 18, 1863, for disability. 



388 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



George R. Woodward, September 21, 1862, for disability. 
H. W. McKoon, December 10, 1863, discharged. 

Transferred, 

James D. Bogart, March i, 1862, to 8th New York Battery. 
Charles W. Conklin, ^March i, 1862, to 8th New York Battery. 
Robert B. Gill, May i. 1862, to 7th New York Battery. 
Jeremiah Hazel, March i, 1862, to 58th Pennsylvania Volunteers. 
Jacob Lawrence, January 13, 1862, to Sickle's Brigade. 
John D. Lewis, May i, 1862, to 7th New York Battery. 
William Owens, May i, 1862, to 7th New York Battery. 
Lyman Palmer, March i, 1862, to 8th New York Battery. 
Daniel Parsel, May i, 1862, to 8th New York Battery. 
Cornelius Shoemaker, March i, 1862, to 7th New York Battery. 



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389 



Unassigned. 



Andrews, William H.— Age, 35 years. Enlisted, March 26, 
1864, at Deer Park, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, un- 
assigned, Mardi 29, 1864 ; no further record. 

Barnum, Henry C— Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Dunkirk, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, October 4, 
1864; mustered out, May 17, 1865, at Fort Columbus, New York 
Harbor. 

Beardsley, Henry S.— Age, 23 years. Enlisted, January 2, 
1864, at FishkiU, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, unassigned, 
January 4, 1864; mustered out. May 8. 1865, at Hart's Island, New 
York Harbor. 

Beckham, Antham L.— Age. 31 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve i vear, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 
6, 1865 ; no further record. 

Bell, William— Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, February 27, 1865 ; 
no further record. 

Biddle, James E.— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 13, 
1865 ; mustered' out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Har- 
bor. 

Birney, SAMUEL-^Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 24, 1865 ; 
no further record. 

BoLENTiER, John— Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, August ii, 1864; 
no further record. 

Brown, James M.— Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, September 7, 



390 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



1864; mustered out, May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Har- 
bor. 

BuHLER, Ferdinand — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 30, 
1865 ; no further record. 

Bush, Peter — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 8, 1865 ; 
mustered out, May 23, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

Cameron, D. — ^Age, 42 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, February 11, 1865; 
mustered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

Carmichael, William J. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Goshen, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, February 
7, 1865 ; mustered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York 
Harbor. 

Cartright, George W. — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, September 7, 
1864 ; no further record. 

Casterline, William — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 2, 1865 '> 
no further record. 

Collins, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, mustered out 
May 9, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

Daniels, William — ^Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Fishkill, to 
serve 3 year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, June 21, 1864; 
no furtiher record. 

Depuy, Thomas R. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 11, 1865 ; 
mustered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

DoLAND, James — Age, 21 years. Enlisted, March 31, 1864, at 
Cochecton, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, unassigned, 
April 22, 1864; no further record. 

Doyle, Henry — Age, 28 years. Enhsted at Brooklyn, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 24, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out. May 3, 1865, at Hart's Island New York Harbor. 



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DwYER, Patrick — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassig-ned, March 30, 
1865 ; no further record. 

Easterbrook, Martin — ^Age, 35 years. Enhsted at Brooklyn, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 30, 1865 ; 
no further record. 

Edward, James W. — 'Age, 37 years. Enlisted, January 23, 1864, 
at Albanv, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, unassigned, Jan- 
uary 28, 1864 ; no further record. 

EiGHMY, Philip — Age, 27, years. Enlisted at Callicoon, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, August 2"/, 1862 ; 
no fur'ther record. 

Engles, Charles F. — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Kingston, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, September 13, 
1864; no further record. 

Ferrell, Timothy — ^^Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 
20, 1865 ; no further record. 

FiNALLEY, LoTT — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Wallkill, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, August 24, 1864; no 
further record. 

Fredenbergh, Samuel F.— Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Cochec- 
ton, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 
28, 1864 ; no further record. 

Freiberger, Frederick — tAge, 40 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 4, 1865 ; 
no further record. 

Galloway, John — ^Age, 32 years. Enlisted at Tarry town, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned. February 9, 
1865 ; mustered out, May 9, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Har- 
bor, as Gallaway. 

Galloway, Silas — Age, 26 years. Enlisted at Deerpark, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, September i, 
1864 ; no further record. 

Garland, William H. — ^Age, 43 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 
15, 1865 ; no further record. 



392 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry 



Gerster, John — Age, 38 years. Enlisted at Brookl_\Ti, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, nnassigned, October 27, 1864; no 
further record. 

Gould, S. Augustus — ^Age, date, place of enrollment, term and 
muster in as lieutenant, not stated. Commissioned first lieutenant, 
March 27, 1862, not mustered, vice Rufus Moffitt, resigned ; with 
rank from March 27, 1862, dismissed, Alarch i, 1863. 

Green, John — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, February 22, 1865 ; 
no further record. 

Harding, Theodore — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Dover, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, August 19, 
1864; died, October 4, 1864, at Department Rendezvous. 

Hayner Christoph — Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned. May 17, 
1864 ; no further record. 

Hendrickson, Lorenzo — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Kingston, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 12, 
1865 ; mustered out May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

Hornbeck, Morgan — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, January 18, 
1865, at Kingston, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, unas- 
signed, January 20, 1865 ; no further record. 

Hornbeck, Abraham P. — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Kingston,, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, January 
20, 1864; mustered out, May 13, 1865, at Fort Columbus, New 
York, Harbor. 

Ireland, Albert — ^Age, 20 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, Augi^st 15, 1864; 
mustered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

Jasper, William — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at Lockport, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 3, 1865 ; 
mustered out, July 18, 1865, from hospital, at Albany, N. Y. 

Jones, John — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve i 
year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 9, 1865 ; no- 
further record. 



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Kelly, Michael — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unas'signed, April 4, 
1865 ; mustered out May 9, 1865, at Hilton Head, S. C. 

Killivein, Michael — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 30, 
1865 ; no further record. 

Lancaster, William — 'Age, 37 years. Enlisted at Tompkins- 
ville, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 
21, 1865; mustered out. May 9, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York 
Harbor. 

LiTZENBERGER, Henry — Age, 39 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, November 
II, 1864; no further record. . 

Mackney, Abram — Age, 26 years. Enlisted, April 7, 1864, at 
Newburgh, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, unassigned, 
April 8, 1864 ; no further record. 

Malees, John H. — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Newburg'h, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, August 24, 
1864; mustered out, May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Har- 
bor. 

Many, Charles E. — ^Age, 26 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, July 8, 
1864 ; no further record. 

Marren, Peter — Age, 27 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 20, 
1865 ; no further record. 

McKanna, Peter — Age, 28 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 2 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 
28, 1865 ; mustered out. May 9, 1865, at Hart's Island New York 
Harbor. 

Michael, John — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted at Jamaica, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, September 2^, 1864; 
mustered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island New York Harbor. 

Miller, William — Age, 41 years. Enlisted at Cochecton, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, September 27, 
1864 ; no further record. 



394 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Miller, William H. — Age, 23 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, Feb- 
ru»ary 4, 1865 ; mustered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New 
York Harbor. 

Norton, Henry — ^Age, 31 years. Enlisted at Batavia, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, September 13, 1864; 
no further record. 

O'Brine, John — Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, February 20, 1865 ; no 
further record. 

Perrine, Oscar E.- — Prior service as second lieutenant, 126th In- 
fantry. Commissioned first lieutenant, May 31, 1865, wioh rank 
from May i, 1865, not mustered, vice ^I. Downey, mustered out. 

Peters, John — Age, 29 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 8, 1865 ; 
no further record. 

Philips, Henry H. — Age, 43 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, August 15, 
1864; no further record. 

Randolph, George — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Crawford, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 11, 1864; 
no further record. 

Raymond, Horace — Age, 42 years. Enlisted at ]\Iamakating, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, Januarv 4, 

1864 ; no further record. 

Raynor, William — Age, 21 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 
8, 1865 ; mustered out, May 27,, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York 
Harbor. 

Reilly, John — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 30, 1865 ; 
mustered out. May 9, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

Ryan, Charles — Age, 25 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 23, 

1865 ; mustered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Har- 
bor, 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 395 



Ryan, Charles J. — Age, 30 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, March 24, 
186=; ; no further record. 

Sarine, Nicholas — Age, 45 years. EnHsted at Mamakating, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, January 4, 
1864; no further record. 

Schneider, Charles — ^Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 
7, 1865 ; mustered out, May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York 
Harbor. 

Simmons, Joseph— Age, 19 years. Enlisted at Mount Hope, to 
serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 11, 1864; 
no further record. 

Spelman, Peter — Age, 22 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve 3 years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 10, 
1865, mustered out, May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Har- 
bor. 

Suiter, John B. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at Brooklyn, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 13, 1865 ; mus- 
tered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

Tracy, William H. — Age, 40 years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 
I, 1865 ; no further record. 

Travers, Thomas — ^Age, 21 years. Enlisted, January 11, 1864, 
at Ulster County, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, unas- 
signed, January 12, 1864; no further record. 

Vandergaw, Francis L. — Corporal, 159th Infantry, New York 
Volunteers. Commissioned first lieutenant, April 29, 1864 ; with 
rank from April 20, 1864, declined. 

Wanzel, August — Age, 33 years. Enlisted, February 2, 1864, 
in Ulster County, to serve 3 years ; mustered in as private, unassign- 
ed, February 4, 1864; mustered out. May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, 
New York Harbor, as Wansell. 

Welsh, James — 'Age, 40 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 10, 1865 ; 
no further record. 



396 Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Welsh, John — Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York City, to 
serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 10, 1865 ; 
no further record. 

Whitman, Jacob — Age, 19 years. Enlisted at New York City, 
to serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 8, 
1865 ; mustered out, May 23, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Har- 
bor. 

Wn.LiAMS, William — Age, 27, years. Enlisted at New York 
City, to serve i year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, April 
4, 1865 ; mustered out, May 9, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York 
Harbor. 

Wilson, John S. — Age, 24 years. Enlisted at Goshen, to serve 
I year, and mustered in as private, unassigned, February 7, 1865 ; 
mustered out, May 8, 1865, at Hart's Island, New York Harbor. 

ZiNSK, Henry — ^Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Gosihen, to serve 3 
years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, February 4, 1865 ; no 
further record. 

Deaths. 

Theodore Harding, October 4, 1864, at Department Rendezvous. 

Discharged. 
William Jasper, July 18, 1865, for disability. 



ADDENDA. 



^o,MS W.LUAM-Age, 20 years. Enlisted at New York city 

. .Leo. year, -^^^'2^ fZ^:'^^^-^- 
1865; mustered out, Mav 2^, 1005, ai 

Harbor. 

Prvs(,N PvuL-Ae-e, 26 vears. Enlisted at Kingston, to serve 
one'^^^r^^r^^tered In aJ private, Co. K, Septe..ber .3, 1864: 
mustered out, luly 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

B.KNCETT, WnxtAM H.-Age, date, place of e-ollment and 
muster-in as captain, not stated; missu.g, smce Aprd 30,, 1862 , not 
commissioned. 

Coombs William M.-Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Montgom- 
ery to serve one vear, and mustered in as private unassigned, Au- 
o-usV-5 1864; no further record. (See McCoombs.) 

Dwis James B.-Age, 44 years. Enlisted, September 27 1862, 
at Cochecton, to serve three years; mustered in as Pnvate C° E 
December 26. 1862; discharged for disabihty, March 5, 1863, at 
New Berne, N. C 

Fu.t,H,<xOK, P.rB. P.-Age. 39 years. Enlisted at Ki,-«sto„, 
to serve three years, and nn,s.ered in as private, Co. D, October i, 
1864; mustered out, July 5. 1865, at Charleston, S. C. 

Heady. John B.-Age, .8 years. Erd.sted, August 5. 186., at 
Matteawan to serve three vears; mustered m as private, Co U, 
Au^tTe'iSo, ; deserted, October .9, .86,, from Newburgh, N.Y. 
Mailey, John O.-Age, 27 years. Enhsted at Albany, to serve 
three years and mustered In as private, Co. E, October 27, .863, 
mustered out with company, October .7, .865, at Charleston, S. C. , 
also borne as Malley and Madley. 



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397 



PERSONAL INDEX. 



Page 

Aber, David I2f, 151 

Aber, George 121, 151 

Abley, Jacob 339 

Ackart, Leander 294 

Acert, Aldred 180 

Acert, Sears 180 

Ackerley, Ebenezer W 152 

Ackerly, Henry C 317, 337 

Ackerly, Lemuel 180 

Adams, Henry 200, 219 

Adams, John 48> 57 

Adams, John Q 268 

Agan, James 221 

Albert, Frederick 366 

Alberts, Frederick W 366 

Alberty, Frank 244 

Aldridge, WiHiam 152 

Alexander, Frederick 175, 197 

Alexander, John 268 

Allen, George 244 

Allen, George F 200 

Allen, John 367 

Allen, Samuel 269, 290 

Allwood, Thomas E 126, 148 

Alsdorf, Henry S. M 269 

Alsdorf, Johannes 244 

Anderson, General 27 

Anderson, John 126 

Anderson, Major 85 

Andrews, William H 389 

Angel, Richard 294 

Armstrong, Bernard 175. 198 

Armstrong, Uriah 176 

Arnett, Josiah B 176 

Aston, John H 126 

Atkins, Melvill 292 

Atkins, Melville 269 

Atvirood, Thomas 126, 139, I49 

Auchmoody, D 3i9 

Auchmoody, D. H 282 

Auchmoody, Samuel 3i7 

Auchmoody, Wright H 317, 3i8, 336 



Page 

Austin, Ira 152 

Austin, John H 245, 265, 266 

Averill, Col 35 

Averill's cavalry 36 

Avery, Chauncey N 318 

Avery, Edwin 200, 218 

Avery, Francis 200 

Avery, George H 318, 2>2)7 

Avery, Isaac 318 

Avery, John L 318 

Avery, William R 318 

Ayres, William 294 

Babcock Daniel 201, 219 

Babcock, Wesley 127 

Babcock, William 221, 242 

Bailey, George H 201 

Bailey, George W 269 

Bailey, James 221 

Bailey, James M 245, 266 

Baird, Charles 121 

Baird, Charles C 295 

Baird, Ira H 127 

Baird, William B 294, 295, 315 

Baird, W. W 297 

Baker, Charles 318, 2>2>7 

Baker, Henry G 219 

Baldwin, Chas. J 79 

Baldwin, John H 127 

Baldwin, William 176 

Ball, William 222 

Bambaw, Jacob 295, 314 

Banson, Charles 153 

Barber, David B ••245 

Barbour, Thomas - .339, 365 

Bardsly, Samuel 152, 173 

Barhight, Ichabod 269 

Barker, Henry G .201 

Barlow, Ransom 318 

Barlow, William 127, 149 

Barnes, Charles 363 

Barnes, George E 176, 201. 269 

Barnes, George W 269, 291 



398 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Barnes, John 127, 149 

Barnes, Samuel 269 

Barnes, William H 269, 291 

Earnhart, Edward 367 

Bamhart, Edwin 367 

Barnhart, Esquire 367 

Barnhart, Orrin 367 

Barnhart, Squires 386 

Barnhart. William 367. 386 

Barns, Charles S 339 

Barnum, George 245, 265 

Barnum, Henry C 389 

Barnum, Isaac 245, 266 

Barnum, Levi 245, 265 

Barnum, P. T 46 

Barr, Charles 127, 149 

Barr, James 127 

Barrett, Anthony 269 

Barry, Cornelius 152 

Barto, Marshall 318 

Barton, Charles H 201 

Barton, Isaac 127, 149 

Bates, Alfred L 319 

Bates, Samuel 319, 338, 340, 363 

Batsford, Marshall L 244, 366, 367 

Batsford, AI. L 2,75 

Batsford, M. S 248 

Baxter, William L 222, 242 

Beach, Gabriel 245, 265 

Beadle, Peter W 340, 363 

Beames, John 127 

Beams, David 127 

Beans, David 152 

Beardsley, Henry S 389 

Beck, George 201 

Becker, Charles 152, 268 

Becker, Christopher 340, 362 

Beckett, Isaac 200, 201, 203 

Beckett, J 214 

Beckham, Antham L 389 

Becraft, Michael 201, 219 

Beebe, Benjamin C 245, 266 

Beebe, Dewitt H 245 

Beecher, George A 274 

Beekham, Anthony 246 

Beesmer, George 295 

Bell, Andrew 127, 149 

Bell, Arthur 295 

Bell, Francis 295, 315 

Bell, James 295, 314 

Bell, James H 176 

Bell, James M 245 



Bell, Meeker G 221, 222 

Bell, M. G 228, 249 

Bell, Samuel 128 

Bell, William 389 

Bender, Conrad 121, 201, 219 

Benjamin, George 128 

Benjamin, James 222, 242 

Benjamin, Joseph 202 

Bennett, James W 176 

Bennett, King 296, 314 

Bennett, Stephen M 295 

Bennett, William 152 

Bensen, Charles 153 

Benson, Paul 340, 363 

Benson, William 222, 340 

Benton, Samuel 176 

Berger, Albert B 120 

Berger, Thomas 222 

Berrien, Daniel 246 

Berrien, Theodore 246 

Berry, James 340 

Bertholf, Sidney 202 

Bettle, Oliver 367, 386 

Bettman, Otto 340 

Bicham, Anthony 246 

Biddle, James E 389 

Biddle, John 120, 124 

Billings, Charles L 368 

Billings, Charles S 368 

Billings, John S 368 

Bilyew, Cornelius 340, 363 

Binns, William 340 

Birch, John F 246, 266 

Birch, William H 296 

Birney, Samuel 389 

Birth, Anthony 341, 362 

Bishop, George 269 

Black, George R 126, 128 

Blair's 17th Corps 67 

Blake, William H. D 120, 175, 176 

Blakely, John 128, 149 

Blakely, William 128 

Blanchard, Edward 153, 172 

Bleeker, John 153 

Blizard, John 13 

Bloomer, John 202, 218, 319 

Boak, John 296, 314 

Bodine, Alfred 202, 219 

Bodine, Henry 176, 197 

Boechever, Jacob 222 

Bogart, James D 368, 388 

Boke, J. B 296 



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399 



Bolander, John 153 

Bolend, Thomas 319 

Bolentier, John 389 

BoHman, Christopher 341, 363 

BoUman, Christopher L 341, 363 

Bolton, John P 128 

Bond, John A 296, 315 

Bond, Samuel 269, 291 

Bonney, James 264 

Bonny, George 246, 266 

Bonny, James 246 

Booth, David I53, I73 

Booth, Wilham 270, 292 

Borgardus, Frederick 153 

Bothett, William 34i 

Botts, John 270, 293 

Boughton, Isaac 363 

Boughton, Isaac L 341 

Boundgard, Alfred 222 

Bower, Harvey 341, 362 

Bowers, Alonzo 317, 319 

Bowers, John W 319 

Bowers, Levi 341, 363 

Bowne, George W 270 

Bowman, Orrin 368, 386 

Bowman, William 319, 341, 362 

Boyd, Comfort A 368 

Boyd, James 153 

Boyd, James H 176 

Boyle, Charles 246, 319 

Bradenberg, James 246 

Bradford, William H 270, 319 

Bradley, Alton 246 

Bradley, John J 177 

Bradley, Walter 34i 

Bradner, Frederick H 246 

Bradner, Fred H 121 

Bradner, Ira S 119, 120, 122 

Braifitt, William H I77 

Brannan, George H I77 

Brannon, George H 197 

Brannon, Sylvester 177, 197 

Bratt, George C 315 

Brewer, Henry J 128, 153 

Briggs, Joseph 177 

Briggs, Sanford 270, 293 

Bright, John R 270, 292 

Broadhead, Samuel 246, 266 

Broadhead, Wickham 247 

Broadhead, Wickman 247 

Broadhurst, Simon V. N 270, 292 

Brobst, Jacob 81 



Brock, John R 270 

Brogan, Barnard 270, 292 

Brownlee, George H 177 

Brookman, John 341, 365 

Brooks, Charles 153, 172 

Brooks, Clark 270, 291 

Brooks, Henry 247, 265 

Brown, Abner 320 

Brown, Andrew 368 

Brown, Charles 153 

Brown, Charles E 177 

Brown, Charles M 296 

Brown, DeWitt 153, 173 

Brown, George R 202 

Brown, James 320, 338 

Brown, James M 27. 342, 389 

Brown, James S 202 

Brown, John 90 

Brown, John K-- -247, 320, 336, 368, 386 

Brown, Nathaniel 198 

Brown, Nathaniel B 177 

Brown, Oliver B 296 

Brown, Walter C 154, 172 

Brown, William 180, 342 

Brucher, Henry 222 

Brundage, Charles 154 

Brundage, Ira S 202 

Brundage, Samuel 247 

Brundage, William K 202 

Brush, Franklin G 296 

Brush, Frank L 296 

Bryers, John J 268, 270, 284 

Bugor, Oliver 296, 314 

Buhler, Ferdinand 390 

Bull, Augustus 223 

Bullcutine, John i54 

Bullivant. Isaac 296, 315 

Burch. David I77 

Burdine, Vincent 247, 265 

Burger, Thomas 222, 271, 242, 292 

Burke, John 128, 150 

Burlison, William 271 

Burtch, William H 296 

Burton, James 247, 266 

Burton, Webster 247, 267 

Burton, William 342, 363 

Bush, Alexander 128 

Bush, Alonzo M 247 

Bush, Amos F 296 

Bush. F. B 367 

Bush, James 128, 247, 264 

Bush, Oscar 247 



400 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Bush, Peter 390 

Bush, Simon 22^ 

Bush, Simon D 223 

Butler, Robert 342 

Butler, William 271, 292 

Button, Frederick 198 

Button, Frederick W 177 

Butts, Samuel 247, 266 

Caeran, Michael 368, 386 

Cahalan, Dennis 320, 342, 363 

Cain, G. John 22^ 

Cain, John C 223 

Cain, Joseph 255 

Calhoun, John C 223 

Calhoune, John C 22^ 

Calin, Daniel 178, 297 

Calkins, William F. . . 297 

Calkins, William T. .68, 175, 178, 182, 
294, 295, 297. 

Call, John 223 

Callan, David 292 

Callan, Thomas 271 

Caller, Samuel '..... 154 

Callihan, David 368 

Callony, Lawrence 202 

Calvin, Daniel 297 

Calvin, John 343 

Calyer, James H 178 

Cambell, George 368 

Cameron, D 390 

Cameron, Patrick 198 

Cameron, Patrick J 178 

Cameron, Samuel 129, 148, 149 

Canbell, George 368, 387 

Canfield, George 120. 124 

Canfield, Joseph 223. 242 

Cape. Frederick 368 

Cape, Lelrod 369 

Carlin, Thomas 129, 154 

Carmichael, Col. James C .73. 75, •;-, 79 

Carmichael William J 390 

Carnes, John 129 

Carpenter, William R 297 

Carr, David 271, 292 

Carr, James A 271, 292 

Carr, Edward 223 

Carr, Robert 178 

Carr, Samuel 342, 363 

Carr, Sylvester 248 

Carrier, Billings 369 

Carrol, Oscar A 120. 123 

Carroll, Michael 129 



Carroll, Thomas 129, 149 

Carrolle, John D 271, 291 

Carry, Peter 304 

Cartright, George W 390 

Casady, Lansen 297 

Casey's Division 21, 26, 27, 28 

Casey, William 203 

Cassady, Alanson 297 

Cassidy, Lansen 297 

Cash, Samuel 129, 149 

Casterline, William 390 

Catlin, David 271, 293 

Caton, John B 363 

Caton, John D 223, 242, 342 

Celin, Daniel 178 

Chadwick, Albert 271, 291 

Chambers, Andrew 178, 197 

Chambers, Thomas 178, 198 

Champlain, Victory. •• 339, 342, 363 

Champlain, William 297 

Champlin, V 281 

Champlin, William 297 

Chapman, Charles 272, 292 

Chase, Ebenezer 129 

Chase, James T 129 

Chedwick, Albert 271 

Childs, Arthur 342, 363 

Churchill, Augustus 272 

Churchvvell, Augustus 272 

Chittenden, Alanson H....294, 297, 322 

Clapp, John F 203 

Clark, Benjamin F 200, 203, 219 

Clark, Daniel 223 

Clark, Daniel S 224 

Clark, Francis W 129 

Clark, Hiram 154 

Clark, James 178 

Clark, John 248 

Clark, Joseph H 129 

Clark, Joseph R 297 

Clark, Michael 343, 362 

Clark. Thomas 272 

Clark, Zabez 297 

Clarke. Sylvester 203 

Clements, A. J. .18, 89. 95, 119, 244, 248, 

251 

Clements, Anthony 298 

Clements, Francis H 369 

Clements, Ira 320, 337 

Clinton. Charles T. J 203, 337 

Close. David 272, 292 

Close, Nathan B 298, 316 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



401 



Cloyd, David 130 

Clugston, Hugh 130, 149 

Clyde, David 130 

Cochran, Chester 369, 387 

Cochran, John J 369 

Cochran, John S 298, 315 

Cochran, Wesley 298 

Cochran, Westley 298 

Cochran, William 369 

Cockron, John J 369 

Coddington, Elting 224, 242 

Coddington, John 224, 242 

Cohen, Henry 224 

Cokelet, John 343 

Cokelett, John 343 

Cole, George 369 

Cole, James 369 

Coleman, Erastiis 130 

Coleman, George W 178 

Coleman, John 343, 363 

Coleman, William H -343, 363 

Coles, John 178, 197 

Colivan, John 343 

Collins, John 154, 369, 387, 390 

Collins, Thomas 1 54 

Colnion, Erastus 298 

Colwell, Joseph ^6^) 

Congling, Nelson 370 

Condon, Patrick 203 

Condon, William 369 

Conklin, Alsup ;^~o 

Conklin, Aulsup 370 

Conklin, Amza 315 

Conklin, Amza F 298 

Conklin, Andrew P...95, 358, 366, 370 

Conklin, Charles 248 

Conklin, Charles W 370, 388 

Conklin, Edgar 248 

Conklin, Harrison 298 

Conklin, Howard 370, 387 

Conklin, James A 320 

Conklin, John 370 

Conklin, Martin 203. 219 

Conklin, Michael 203 

Conklin, Nelson 370 

Conklin, Nicholas 298 

Conklin, Samuel 298 

Conkling, Charles W 248 

Conkling, Edward 24S 

Conley, John 299 

Connel, Carmile 257 

Connell, John 200, 203, 214 



Connelly, H. A 192 

Connelly, Henry M..166, 175, 178, 197 

Connelly, James '. 272 

Connelly, John 272, 299 

Connelly, Michael 272 

Connolly, John 299 

Connor, H 224, 241 

Conway, Patrick 130 

Cook, Allen S ;,7o 

Cook, Alin 370 

Cook, George L 371. <S6 

Cook, James 371 

Cook, James R 371 

Cooke, James L 371 

Coombs, Thomas 179 

Coons, Alonzo 272, 291 

Cooper, Charles 320, ^^6 

Cooper, H. M 224, 242, 343 

Cooper, Robert 154 

Cooper, Thomas 204 

Coppinger, John 272 

Corbin, Timothy 371 

Corby, Alonzo 266 

Corby, Alonzo D 248 

Corcle, Isaac 343 

Corey, Robert 273 

Corkey, Mowbrey S. M 179, 197 

Correy, Harvey P 273, 292 

Correy, Robert 273, 290 

Cortright, George N .204 

Corwin, B. David 154 

Corvvin, Daniel W 130, 149 

Corwin, David C 130, 150 

Corwin, Dewitt C 343 

Corwin, James F 130 

Couch's Divisions 28 

Couch, Charles J 343, 363 

Count. Thomas H 120, 124 

Countryman, Joseph 273, 292 

Courtright, George N 204 

Courtright. Lewis S 343 

Coursello, Isaac 343 

Covert, George 130 

Covert, Henry X30 

Covert, Henry O 130 

Cox, Charles 130 

Cox, James J- -65. 89, 94, 108, 142, 151, 
154, 166, 204, 221, 224, 241, 317, 320 

Cox, Michael 179, 198 

Craft, George W 320, i:-,7 

Craft, Morris B 299, 315 

Cramps, Felix. 273 



402 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol Infantry. 



Cramshaw, William B 128, 131 

Crandall, Joseph 343 

Crane, Gabriel 204 

Cranshaw, William 128, 131 

Crawford, Alexander 179 

Crawford, Alonzo 344 

Crawford, Charles N 344 

Crawford, James 224, '^42 

Crawford, James B 224 

Crawshaw, William 131 

Crill, Joseph 204, 21S, 2^9 

Crissle, Jordan 3:^1 

Cristle, Isaac 320, 337 

Cristle, Jordan 321 

Crocker, Cornelius 224 

Crocker, Edwin 22 \ 

Cromwell, Charles 120, 124 

Cronk, James H 204 

Crosby, James, jr 299, 315 

Crosby, John 155 

Crosby, John D 155 

Crossman, Edward S 2j}, 

Crossman, John 321, 336, t,t,7 

Crossman, Norris. . . .313, 317, 318, 321 

Cullum, John 299 

Culver, John 343 

Cummings, Michael 224 

Cummings, Patrick 273 

Currey, Charles 273, 292 

Currie, Joseph 179 

Currie, Robert 179, 193 

Curry, Joseph '..... 179 

Curry, Robert 1 79 

Cutler, Cornelius 225, 242 

Cutler, Richard 155, 172 

Cutler, William H 321 

Cutler, William H. jr 321 

Curtis, Alexander 344, 363 

Dagnon, John 272,, 292 

Dalaney, Joseph 344 

Daly, Henry 180 

Daniels, James E 131, 150, 155 

Daniels, William 390 

Daring, Conrad 249 

Darling, James 273 

Davenport, Franklin 131 

Davenport, Frank B 131 

Davenport, Frank P 131 

Davenport, Ira L 273 

Davenport, Westbrook L 273 

Daves, John 274 

Davies, Robert 344, 362 



Davin, Benjamin B 274, 291 

Davis, Albert J 299 

Davis, Clarence 131, 150, 204 

Davis, Clarence J 204 

Davis, Col 41, 52 

Davis, David C 204 

Davis, James A 299 

l^avis, James L 299 

Da-\ is, James W 218, 2^6 

Davis, John 274 

Davis, John P 371, 386 

Davis, Moses 371, 387 

Davis, Peter E 225, 242 

Davis, Plymouth 248, 266 

Davis, W. H. H :i 

Day, William 225 

Dean, Enoch 62 

Dean, William. 2.X5 

Dearing, Henry 371, 386 

Decker, Almeron 179, 108 

Decker, Amos 274, 291 

Decker, Camilus L 274 

Decker, Cornelius 274 

Decker, Demmon S-.I20, 249, 268, 274, 
284, 292, 317, 321 

Decker, Demond S 249 

Decker, Edgar 299 

Decker, Edward Isl 205 

Decker, F 217, 297 

Decker, Frederick. . 12, 119, 122, 175, 179 

Decker, George A 274 

Decker, Harvey C 205, 219 

Decker, John H 205 

Decker, John M 205 

Decker, Robert 205, 219 

Decker, Morrison 155 

Decker, William H 274 

Deckholds, William 299, 315 

Deckholdt, William 299 

Deem, Peter 344, 364 

Deen, Peter 344 

Degoh'er, George 249 

Degroat, Samuel 155 

Degroot, John C 344 

Degroot, John E 344 

Degrot, John C 344 

Dehn, W^illiam 225 

Delaney, Joseph 344 

Delaney, Jesse L 344, 364 

Demar, Joseph 249, 265 

Denin, James 155 

Denman, Smith 225, 344, 364 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



403 



Denneston, James P 249 

Dennin, James 155 

Denning, James 155 

Denniston, James P 249 

DeNoyelles, Theodore 249 

Depeauh, William H 180 

Depeu, William 131 

Depew, William 131, 179 

Depuy, Calvin 120 

Depuy, Elias 120 

Depuy, George 120, 124 

Depuy, Thomas R 390 

Depugh, William 131. 155 

Dering, Henry 371 

Derkey, Daniel 274 

Derring, Conrad 249 

Desilva, Dwight M 321 

DeSylva, De Wight 321 

Desylva, John 322, t,2i7 

DeSylvia, De Wight 321 

DeSj'lvia, Dwight 121, 249 

Detmar, August 205 

Dettmar, August 205 

Dettmer, August 205 

Devine, Blake 249, 265 

Devine, Ira P 266 

Devine, James 155 

Devine, Morris 344, 364 

Devoe, Edgar A 7,22 

Dewire, Dennis 274, 292 

Dewitt, Jacob B 274, 291 

Dewitt, Marcus 249 

Deyo, Henrj' 225 

Deyo, William 225 

Dill, Erastus 205, 219 

Disbrovi^, William H 180 

Divine, Ira P 249 

Divine, James 155 

Divine, Samuel 250 

Dix, Gen. John A 100, loi 

Donally, Bernard 225 

Dolan, John G 131, 149 

Dolan, John J 155 

Dolan, Peter 265 

Dolan, William 225 

Doland, James 390 

Doland, John G 131 

Doland, Peter 250 

Dolaway, Alfred 250 

Dolaway, Joseph E 250 

Dolsen, Henry 205 

Dolson, Henry 205 



Donely, John 250 

Donnelly, Bernard 225 

Donnelly, Byron 131, 150 

Donnell}', John 250 

Dooley, Henry igg 

Dorland, James 273 

Dowling, Patrick 225 

Dowling, Theodore 206 

Downe, Stephen 197 

Downey, Cornelius 322, t,2)7 

Downey, John 322 

Downe,v, M 313^ 3^4 

Downey, Morris 294, 317, 322 

Downey, Stephen 180 

Downie, Stephen r8o 

Doyle, Henry 390 

Drake, John 322, 337 

Drake, Morris W 180, 198, 275 

Drake, Nelson B 155 

Draney, Michael 131 

Drew, Horace 250 

Drown William 150 

Dubois, J 264,' ^73 

DuBois, James.. 1 13, 119, 244, 250, 275, 
339, 345 

Dubois, Wessel 275, 291 

DuBois, Westle M •••275 

Dudley, James . . , 345 

Dunham, Amos 226 

Dunlap, Johnson 155 

Dunlap. Samuel H 156 

Dunlap, Samuel AI 156 

Dunlap. Samuel W 156 

Dunn, James 132 

Durland, Thomas E 322 

Durno, James 132 

Durns, Norris 345 

Dusenbury, George 132 

Dusenbury, George W 132 

Duttroyler, Casper 345, 364 

Dwyer. Patrick 391 

Eakley, Ephraim 180. 198 

Eakley. Lemuel 180 

Earl, William H 132 

Easman, William 345 

Eassie, Thomas 180, 196 

Easterbrook, Martin 391 

Eastman, Edward A 275 

Eastman, William 345 

Easton, Edward 291 

Easton, Edward A 275 

Eaton, Burr 275 



404 Fifty-Sixth Regt, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Eaton, Daniel B 275 

Eaton, Henry C- . . •- 156 

Eaton, Henry E 156 

Eck, Henry 275 

Eckart, Lewis E 345 

Eckert, Aldred 180 

Eckert, Lewis E 363 

Eckert, Sears 180 

Edeline, John 250 

Edmonds, William 156, 173, 276 

Edmonds, William H 276 

Edward, Ebenezer 345 

Edwards, Ira 226 

Edwards, Ira L 226 

Edwards, Ira S 226 

Edwards, James 226, 242 

Edwards, James W 391 

Ehrlien. Casper ^22 

Eichenbergh, John 226 

Eichenburgh, John W 226 

Eighmy, Philip 391 

Eldred, George 156, 173 

Elliott, Edward 156 

Ellis, Capt. A. Van Home 13, 14 

Ellis, Elias 276 

Ellis, John H 276 

Ellison, Edward 132, 149 

Ellison,. William 132 

Ellsworth, Jacob 371 

Ellsworth, Levi 250 

Elsworth, Jacob 371 

Elooly, Henry 181 

Elsessor, Peter 276 

Elting, Daniel D- .221, 226, 268, 276, 292 

Eltinge, D. D 222, 280 

Emmet, Clements 248 

Engles, Charles F 391 

Erhart, Gustav 181 

Ernhout, James 323, 337 

Ernhout, John.... 12, 204, 317, 323, 2,2i7 

Ernhout, Perry 323, 338 

Evans, E. H 256 

Evans, Eli H 119, 122, 132 

Evans, George W 181 

Evans, William 371, 386 

Evens, James O 276 

Evertson, Francis 345, 362 

Fagans, Thomas 156 

Fagens, Thomas 156, 174 

Fairchild, Addison 132 

Fallen, Isaac 364 

Fallen, Isaac C 345 



Fallen, John C 299 

Fallon, Isaiah 345 

Fallon, John 299 

Fals, John 345 

Farrall, Thomas 206 

Farrel, Thomas 299 

Farrell, Francis C 156 

Farrell, Francis 156 

Farrell, Thomas 218, 299 

Farrington, Harry M 250 

Ferdon, Andrew J 371, 387 

Ferguson, William B 181 

Ferkell, Jacob j -g 

Ferrell, Timothy 301 

Ferry, General 4A 

Fetz, Peter 251 

Fields, John 132 

Finalley, Lott 391 

Finley, Daniel 181 

Finnegan, Hugh i8r 

Firch, John J 346 

Fisher, Edward 251 

Fisher. John 132, 150 

Fisk, D 254 

Fisk. Dennison 244, 251, 265, 266 

Fisk, Joel C 251 

Fitzgerald. Edward 206 

Fitzgerald, George 206 

Fitzgerald, Jacob 206 

Fitzgerald, John 226 

Flannigan, Edward 156 

Flannegan, James 181, 199 

Flagler, William J 206 

Flagler, William R 206 

Foas, Richard 157 

Fogin, John 299 

Foggin, John 299, 314 

Fols, John 345, 364 

Foort, Isaac 226 

Foos, Edward 173 

Foos, Richard 157, 172 

Foot, John 226 

Forbes, Charles T 276 

Forbs, Charles T 276 

Force, John 300 

Force, John M 300 

Ford, Arthur 323 

Ford, George, jr 206, 219 

Ford, George R. jr 206, 218 

Ford, James 226 

Ford, John 157, 172, 173 

Fort, Isaac 226 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



405 



Fort, James 226 

Fort, John 226 

Fossard, George H 119, 123 

Fossard, G. W 123 

Foster, Alphonzo 276 

Foster, Arthur 2:^^ 

Foster, General 59, 65 

Foster, Orrin 323 

Fowler, Charles 133 

Fowler, Charles J 132, 157 

Fowler, Daniel S 133, 148 

Fowler, Lieut iii 

Fowler, Seymour 181, 197 

Fox, David 251 

Fox, George H . . . 251, 266 

Fozans, Thomas 157 

Fralie, George 300 

Frame, Arthur 300 

Frame, John 181 

Francisco. Pulaski 371, 386 

Frank, Henry 226 

Franklin, Daniel R 126, 133. 150 

Franks, Hiram 345 

Frasier, John H 149 

Frasier, Samuel 345, 346 

Fraziar, John H 133 

Frazier, John H 133 

Frazier, Samuel 346 

Frear, Alexander t,2t, 

Frear, John F t,2t, 

Frear, John T 249. 317, 2,23. 2,Z7 

Frear, Lyman ^^3 

Frear, William L 324 

Fredenbergh, Samuel F 391 

Frederick, James 346, 363 

Frederick, John 346 

Freer, David 276 

Freer, Hiram 276 

Frees, Henry 300 

Freiberger, Frederick 391 

Freis, Jacob 300 

French, General 35 

French, Thomas 206, 219 

Frey, George 277 

Frey, John F 277 

Frier, Cornelius 372, 387 

Fries, Henry 300 

Fries, Jacob 300 

Frieze, Henry 300 

Fronce, Abraham 226 

Fronce, Isaac 346 

Fronze, Isaac 346 



Frost, William N 120 

Fulch, John J 346 

Fuller, D 228 

Fuller, John A. H 372, 386 

Fuller, Joel C 277, 292 

Fuller, Uriah 277, 291 

Fuller, William D....12, 268, 277, 292 

Furch, John J 346 

Furgerson, William B 198 

Furman, Sylvester 277 

Gaffaney, Michael 346 

Gallaway, John 391 

Gallegar, John 181 

Galloway, John 391 

Galloway, Silas 391 

Gannon, Daniel 133 

Gardner, George 251, 265 

Gardner, James B 251, 266 

Garland, General 27 

Garland, William H 391 

Garrabrant, Elias P 2,72 

Garrett, Amasa 277 

Garrett. William F 206 

Carrey, John 300, 315 

Garrision, David 206 

Garrison, David 219 

Garrison, Isaac 133 

Gedney, Isaac 133 

Gedney, William 133 

Geer, Joseph, jr 372 

Gelling, William 300 

Georden, Daniel . .' 134 

Gerard, John B 1 19 

Gerard, John C 122, 357 

German, James 227, 242 

Gerou, Akert 227 

Gerow, Akert 227 

Gerster, John 392 

Ghaliagar, Thomas 346, 364 

Gibbets, George 157 

Gibbons, James 181, 196 

Gidney, Gabriel 133 

Gidney, Gabriel N 133 

Gidney, Isaac 133 

Gidney, William 133 

Gilbert, Charles 277 

Gilbert, James 133, 149 

Gilbrath, Hugh 277, 291 

Gildersleeve, Thomas 265 

Gildersleve, Thomas 251 

Gill, Robert B 372, 388 

Gillenline, Thomas 251 



406 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Gillespie, Charles E 134 

Gillett, Benjamin 346, 364 

Gillett, Cyrus A 346. 365 

Gillett, Eli K ..277 

Gillett, Martin 372 

Gillett, Reuben R 175, 339. 346 

Gillett, R. R 342, 370 

Gillett, William 346, 364 

Gillspie, Charles E 133 

Gilmore, Gen 74, 82 

Gilmore, General Q. A 46 

Gireau, Akert 227 

Giriau, Akert 227 

Girling, William 300 

Givne}% Thomas 347, 363 

Glattaker, Frederick 252 

Glennan, Thomas 134 

Glenon, Thomas 134 

Goetchious, David 182 

Colder, Abraham H 182 

Goldsmith, Charles 324, 347 

Golyer, George D 249 

Gonckholtz, Andrew 373 

Goodman, Henry 347, 363 

Goodsie, James A 278 

Gorden, Daniel 157 

Gorden, David 157 

Gorden, William 157, 173 

Gordon, Col. John B 27 

Gorgan. Daniel 134, 157 

Gorman, John 27'^, 2>^7 

Gorton, Bradley 347, 363 

Gould, Augustus S 317 

Gould, James 134. 149 

Gould, S. A 321 

Gould, S. Augustus 392 

Goulder, Abraham H 182 

Goulder, John B 207, 219 

Gourley, John B 182, 198 

Gowdy, J 347 

Gowdy, James 120, 175. 182, 198 

Grabe, Henry 300 

Grabie, Henry 300, 314 

Grab}^ Henry 300 

Grady, John 157, 174 

Graff, John A 134. 149 

Graff, John H 134 

Graham, Edward 278 

Graham, George 27^, 387 

Graham, Nathaniel 121, ^72 

Graham, William 347, 2i72> 

Grambs, Bernhard 227 



Grannis, James H 121, 300 

Grant, General 70, 81, 82 

Graves, John 301 

Gray, Alonzo 324 

Gray, Harvey 347, 364 

Gray, Joseph 227 

Gray, Oliver 324, 347 

Gray, Patrick 134, 157, 173 

Gray, Stephen T 324 

Gray, Walter 347 

Gray, William A 324, 338 

Gray, William H 324. 2)i7- 348 

Greaves, John 301 

Greeley, Horace 70 

Green, Eugene 134, 149 

Green, James, jr 207, 219 

Green, John 392 

Green, John G 324 

Greenland, Louis 207 

Gregory, Enoch 373 

Greves, John 301 

Grey, Joseph 227 

Grey. Patrick 134 

Grey, Walter 347 

Grieves, John 301 

Griffin, Jesse 134 

Griffm, Martin 348 

Griffin. Merker 182, 199 

Griffin. Peter G 373 

Griffith, William 373 

Gritith. William 373 

Grocland. Lewis 207 

Grogen. Daniel 134 

Grouchlich. George 348 

Groulish, George 348 

Growlish, George 363 

Gruckhultz, Andrew 373 

Guckholtz, Andrew 373 

Gugholtz, Andrew 373 

Gumaer, Alexander 182 

Gunn. Charles 252 

Gunsolly, William 182. 197 

Gutchius, David 182 

Hackle, Ploward 302 

Hadden, Charles 278 

Hadden, John H 278 

Haines, Alonzo 278 

Haines. R. Conrad 227 

Hains, William J 279 

Halbert, Frederick 2,72, 

Halcott, Richard 278, 292 

Hall, Chauncey 207 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



407 



Hall, Chauncey D 207 

Hall, Lanson 301 

Hall, Lester 252, 266 

Hall, Newton 252 

Hall, Robert A 348, 362 

Hall, Samuel 227 

Hall, William 324 

Hall. William B 348 

Hallenbeck, Calvin 348 

Hallenbeck, Calvin J 348 

Hallock, George 373 

Halstead, Isaac 134, 148 

Halstead, Robert 207 

Halstead, Robert E 200, 207 

Halvison, Gabriel 348, 363 

Hamilton, William 121, 158. 173 

Hammer, James A 182 

Hammer. Joseph 301 

Hammond, John 324 

Hammond, Moses 325, 336 

Hance, William 207, 325 

Hancock, General 24, 43 

Hanley, Peter 134. 148, 278. 292 

Hanna, Stephen 207 

Hannah, John 258 

Hannan, John 135 

Hanney, Stephen 207 

Hanney, William 27S 

Hannon, James 30T, 315 

Hannon, John 135 

Happich, Leon 301 

Happock, Leon 301 

Hardee, General.. 64, 65. 66, 69, 70. 72 

Hardenberg. Daniel S 123 

Hardenbrook, David 182, 196 

Hardenburgh, Daniel S 120 

Hardenburgh, Everet 252 

Hardenburgh, Everett 266 

Hardenburgh, George W 252, 265 

Hardenburgh, John A 278, 291 

Harding, Elisha C 120, 124 

Harding, John 278 

Harding, Theodore 392, 396 

Harding, Thomas 301 

Hargrave, Thomas 158, 172, 173 

Harkness, John 227, 242 

Harman, John H 252 

Harmon, Thomas 279 

Harris, David B 182 

Harris, Joseph 252, 265 

Harris, Nathan H 301 

Harris, Isaac 252 



Harris, Isaac C 252 

Harris, Oliver P 183 

Harris, Theodore 253 

Harrison, James S 227 

Harrison, John 158 

Harrison, John J. E 158, 173 

Hart, William H 279, 292 

Hartwell, Col 72, 87 

Harvey, James F 348 

Harvey, John 183, 198 

Hasbrouck, Daniel 253, 265 

Hasbrouck, Ferdinand 253, 266 

Hasbrouck, Hiram 279, 293 

Hastie, John 135, 150 

Hatch, General J. P 52, 59, 67 

Hathaway, Hiram F 135 

Havermej^er, John 158, 173 

Hawks, Edward 301, 314 

Hawks, Henry A. .243, 366, 370, Z7i, 380 

Hawks, Samuel 253, 266 

Hayner, Cristoph 392 

Haynes, Alonzo 278 

Haynes, R. Conrad 227 

Haynes, William G 279 

Hazel, Jeremiah 374, 388 

Heater. David 135 

Heater, George 135 

Fleckel, Howard 302 

Hector, Oliver 301, 314, 315 

Hedden, Walter 183, 197 

Heintzelman's Corps 27, ^6 

Hekkel. Howard 302 

Hemmslrich, Julius 348, 363 

Henagen, Thomas 302 

Henderson, James 302 

Henderson, John 374 

Henderson, John L 374 

Henderson, William 279, 292 

Hendrickson, Abram O 374 

Hendrickson, Ephraim 183, 197 

Hendrickson. John A 374 

Hendrickson. Levi 207 

Hendrickson, Lorenzo 392 

Hendrix, John N 374, 387 

Hendrixson, Abram 374 

Hendrixson, John A 374 

Hendrixson, John N 374 

Henigan, Thomas 302 

Henion, Samuel 207. 219 

Henion, William 208 

Henioun, William 208 

Hennagen, Thomas 302 



408 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Henry, Bernard 183 

Henry, John 135, 150, 227 

Henry, Joseph 135 

Herman, Thomas 279 

Herooy, William 279 

Hickock, William 374 

Hickok, William 374 

Hideman, Bernard 183 

Higgins, Michael 158 

Higgins. Patrick 348, 362, 3G-I 

Higginson, General 47 

Hildrebrant, John 22J, 243 

Hill, D. H ^ 27 

Hill, George H 228 

Hill, James 228 

Hill, James M 228 

Hill, John 228 

Hill, William 253 

Hmes, Francis. ■ . .120, 221, 228, 339, 349 

Hines, Frank 347 

Hines, R. M 179 

Hines, Richard M 183, 198, 228 

Hines, William G 279 

Hinkley, Abijah 349, 362, 363 

Hinkley, John 279, 291, 362 

Hinkly, Nathan 253, 266 

Hitchcock. Edgar L 374 

Hizer, Peter 279, 292 

Hoban, Charles 302 

Hockney, John 208 

Hodge, Asa 12, 339, 349, 358, 364 

Hoffman, Joseph 229 

Hogan, Daniel 208 

Hogancamp, Daniel 253 

Hogancamp, John 253 

Hogencamp. Cyrus 228 

Hogencamp, Daniel 253 

Hogincamp, John 253 

Hollenbeck, Charles 208, 219 

Hollenbeck, Edward 253 

Hollenbeck, Jacob 325, 336 

Hollis, Rubie F 302, 315 

Holmes, Charles O 183 

Holmes, Joseph A 221 

Holmes, J. S- .235, 238, 268, 279, 339. 349 

Holpp, John C 302 

Holpt, John C 302, 315 

Honben, Charles 302 

Hooker, General 35 

Hooker. William 374 

Hornbeck, Abraham P 392 

Hornbeck. James 349. 364 



Hornbeck, John 228, 242, 243 

Hornbeck, Morgan 280, 392 

Hornbeck, Robert 349, 364 

Horner, John 374 

Hornn, John 375, 387 

Horton, Enoch 366, 375, 376, 387 

Horton, Gilbert 229 

Horton, James 208 

H orton, Orin 375, 387 

Hotchkin, Frank 120, 244, 253 

Houck. Karl 208 

Houghton. Charles 57 

Houghton. Col. N 98 

Hous. Lewis 280 

House, Charles D 208 

House, Lewis 280 

Houston, David C 183 

Howard, General 66. 67 

Howard, Henry 229, 243 

Howard, John 158 

Howe. Robert 135 

Howe, Westley 121, 302 

Howell, General 46 

Howey, James 229. 243 

Hoyt, Thomas 325 

Hubbel, Julius C 302 

Hudler, Ph'.letus 208 

Hudler, Philetus S 208 

Hudler, Wilbur F .349 

Huffman, Joseph 229 

Hughes, Charles 135, 150 

Hughes, Edward 229 

Hughes, James 183 

Hughes, John H 184 

Hughey, James 184. 196 

Flugo, Alexander 349, 362 

Hunt, Charles G 184 

Hunt, George W 208 

Hunt, Henry 280, 292 

Hunt, Jacob 254 

Hunt, Reuben 254 

Hunter, Richard R 135 

Huntington, Walter 254, 265 

Hurst, Horace 302, 315 

Hutchinson, James 229, 242 

Illsley, Silas A 317, 325 

Inderleid, William H 303, 315 

Ingerick, George 254 

Ingerick, Reuben 254 

Ingham, James 209. 2ig 

Ingreck, George 254 

Tngreck, Reuben 254 



Fifty-Sixth Rcg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



409 



Ireland, Albert 392 

Ireland, James 135 

Ireland, Levi 136, 149 

Irvin, Vail 303 

Irvine, Vail 303, 315 

Irwin, William 209 

Ivory, James 280 

Jackowsfski, William 229 

Jackson, General 29, 43 

Jackson, Charles 254, 266, 303, 315 

Jackson, James 184, 198 

Jagger, Edwin J 254 

Jagger, Harvey H 375, 386 

Jagger, James E 375, 386 

Jaikovski, William 229 

Jaikowski, William 229 

James, Peter 136, 150 

Jamison, John 136, 150 

Jasper, William 396, 392 

Jelliff, Isaac 339, 349, 364 

Jenkinson, James 280 

Jennie, Emanuf^l 303 

Jennie, Manuel 303 

Jennings, Charles 136, 158 

Jennings, George 158 

Jervis, James N 209 

Jobbins, James S 158 

Johnson, Andrew 229 

Johnson, Antrim 229 

Johnson, Charles 184, 349, 362, 364 

Johnson, General 70, 80 

Johnson, George A 229 

Johnson, James 254, 350, 362, 364 

Johnson, James M 158 

Johnson, James W. B 350, 364 

Johnson, Lewis 375, 386 

Johnson, Samuel H 255 

Johnson, Walter 136 

Johnston, Geo. H 44 

Jones, Chaney B 209 

Jones, Charles 229, 242 

Jones, Chauncey B 209, 219 

Jones, Ellis 375, 387 

Jones, James S 209, 219 

Jones, Jim 106 

Jones, John 392 

Jones, Joseph D 325, 337 

Jones, Private 107 

Jones, Sylvester 350, 362 

Jones, William 229 

Jordan, Col 18 

Jordan, John 303 



Jordon, John 303 

Joscelyn, Israel 303, 375 

Joscelyn, William K 12, 294, 315 

Joscelyn, W. R 297 

Josclyn, William K 303 

Jourdan, James 119, 121, 122, 179 

Judson, Albert 184 

Judson, Calvin 184 

Judson, John 184 

Kain, Eugene 159 

Kaiser, John 209, 218 

Kallam, Henry P 376 

Kane, Eugene 159 

Kane, Joseph 255 

Kane, Thomas 350, 365 

Kaufifman, Jacob 230 

Kaufman, Jacob 230 

Keb, Liberal 375 

Keeler, Francis 350 

Keeler, William 230 

Keenroch, Peter 255 

Keep, George W 303 

Keesler, George W 255, 266 

Keisler, John 209, 219 

Kellam, David L 376 

Kellam, Henry P 326, 366, 2^7, 376 

Kellam, William D 376 

Keller, Francis 363 

Kellett, Joseph 315 

Kelley, James 184, 350, 365 

Kelley, John 365 

Kelley, William 230 

Kellim, David L 376 

Kellum, Alexander 376 

Kelly, Benjamin 280 

Kelly, Charles 280 

Kelly, Daniel 376, 386 

Kelly, James H 184 

Kelly, James M 198 

Kelly, John 280, 304 

Kelly, Michael 393 

Kelly, Patrick 185 

Kelly, William 230 

Kelsey, Isaac 159 

Kennedy, Harrison H 280 

Kennedy, Henry H 280 

Kennedy, James 136 

Kennedy, Lewis E 121, 280 

Kennedy, Richard 376, 386 

Keogan, Nathan H 159 

Ketchum, Alexander P.. 175, 185, 198, 
282 



410 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Kerry, Peter 304 

Kidd, Alexander 185. 198 

Kidd, Oscar W ..136 

Kiersted, James H 325 

Kilbourn, Edward H 304 

Kilbourne, Edward H 304, 315 

Kile, Nathaniel 350, 363 

Kiles, John 136 

Kiles, Nathaniel 350 

Kiles, Theodore 136 

Killett, Joseph 303 

Killivein, Michael 393 

Kinch, Levi 376 

King, Bennett 314 

King, Frederick 304 

King, George J 121, 124 

King, Henry 121, 209 

King, Hiram T 121, 124 

King, John 376 

King, William 350 

King, William S 350 

Kinney, David 350, 364 

Kinsler, George 121, 159, 350 

Kipp, James 255, 266 

Kirby, George 136, 150 

Kirby, Richard 376 

Kirkmere, Joseph 304, 315 

Kirkpatrick. Joseph 121, 124 

Kline, Hendric 209, 218. 219 

Klisc, Jacol) 351 

Kneff, Peter "185 

Knemm, William 377 

Kniffin, Andrew L 325 

Kniffin, Benjamin W 325, 337 

Kniffin, Edward C 185 

Knight, Nathan 351, 364 

Knimm, William 2>77 

Knox, Adolphus 185. 197 

Knox, Charles 185, 198, 325 

Knox, Charles B 351 

Knowles, Charles W 325 

Koch, John 230 

Kogan, Sylvester R 281, 292 

Kortright, Matthew 230 

Kosh, John 230 

Kreag, Lewis 304, 315 

Kree, Lewis 304 

Kreeghter, John 159 

Kreighter, John 159, 173 

Krenrich, Peter 255, 266 

Kreyter, John 159 

Krom, Stephen 209 



Krom, Westbrook 230 

Krushner, Bernard 255, 265. 266 

Kuhman, Jacob 230 

Kuhn, John 210, 219 

Kupper, John 255, 266 

Kusler, George \V 255 

Kyles, John H 159 

Labagh, Abram W 351, 364 

Laforge, Addison 159 

Laforge, Addison L 159 

Laggon, William 159 

Lagon, William 159 

Laine, George H 255 

Lair, Samuel E 185, 199 

Lake, Reuben 281 

Laken, Charles 304, 315. T,yj. 386 

Lakin, Charles H 304 

Lambert, Allen 159 

Lambert, Calvin 151, 159 

Lambert, John 160, 351 

Lambert, Oscar 160, 173 

Lambert, Oscar W 160 

Lameraux, Nathan 137 

Lamereaux, Nathen 137 

Lamoreaux, Timoth}- 185, 255 

Lamoreux, Timothy 121, 266 

Lameroux, Mathew 136 

Lameroux, Nathan H 137 

Lancaster, William 393 

Lander, George 351 

Lane, Albert 185 

Lane, George H 255 

Lane, Samuel E 185 

Langley, Ambrose 326 

Lanweed, Edwin 351 

Lapointe, Benjamin 377 

Larson, Andrew 351 

Laton, Joseph ;^'j-j 

Latterrett, William L 351, 364 

Lauber, George 351 

Laurence, William H 230 

Lawrence, Andrew J 160, 173 

Lawrence, Isaac 351, 364 

Lawrence, Jacob 2>77y 388 

Lawrence, James 186 

Lawrence, James A 199 

Lawrence, James D 304 

Lawrence, John 186 

Lawrence, William H 230 

Layton, Joseph 377 

Leach, Joshua 210 

Leach, Joshua A 210 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



411 



Leavenworth, Hezekiah i6o, 173 

Leavenworth, Sherman 160 

Lee, Gen. Robert E 66, 78, 79, 82 

Lee, Bernard 304 

Leel, Lewis 255 

Leelf, Lewis Z77 

Leelf, Louis Z77 

Lees, CorneHus 304, 315 

Lees, Martin 305 

Lefever, Alfred 255, 264 

Lefever, Alfred M 326, 2)37 

Leggle, Philip 256 

Leindorff, Francis 305 

Leitzenberger, Frederick 256 

Lemon, James 186 

Leonard, John 186 

Leonard, Michael 230 

Leonard, John 186 

Lent, Henry 137 

Lent, Nathan P 256, 265, 266 

Leroy, Abram 352 

LeRoy, Daniel K 256, 267 

LeRoy, Edward 137 

LeRoy, Eli J 256 

Leroy, Levi J 256 

Leroy, Michael 160 

Lester, John 160 

Levi, Waters 338 

Lewis, Abram 352, 364 

Lewis, Alvey 137 

Lewis, Benjamin 352, 364 

Lewis, David S 256, 265 

Lewis, James 137, 160 

Lewis, John D 2,77, 388 

Lewis, Milton T37 

Lief, Lewis 2)77 

Lilley, Samuel F 305 

Lilly, Samuel F 305 

Lincoln, President 19, 34 

Lindermire, Henry 277 

Lint, Nathan P 256 

Little, James, jr 121, 124 

Lifts, Henry i6r 

Litze, Henry 161 

Litzenberger, Henry 393 

Lockwood, Absolom ' 186 

Lockwood, Daniel 352 

Lockwood, John 161. J 73 

Logan, Thomas 157 

Lomas, Alfred W 151, 161, 173 

Lomas, Edward H..ISI, 161, 169, 175, 
268, 281 



Lomas, Joseph. 161, 173, r74 

Lomas, William B 281 

Loomas, A. W 192, 204 

Loomas, E. H 169 

Loomis, A. W 204 

Loomis Henri B..89, 94, 95, 119, 143, 
244, 256 

Loose, Gilbert 305 

Lorgan, Mark 326, 337 

Lorgan, Peter 378 

Lorgan, Peter M..326, 22)7 y 366, 377.386 

Loring, Frederick 326 

Losee, Gilbert A 305 

Louck, Michael 210 

Lounsberry, Marcus D 137 

Loux, Michael 210 

Low, Florace W 352, 364 

Lowerre, Benjamin F, 352 

Lowerre, William H. H 352 

Loyd, Anthony 305 

Lucky, Isaac 210 

Lucky, James E 210, 219 

Lucus, John 352 

Luprian, George 161 

Lupriand, George i6t 

Lupton, Peter B 326 

Luther, Allan D 277, 3^6 

Lyckey, James E 210 

Lynch, James ^3C 

Lyon, Andrew 2P1, 2,'i 

Lyon, Frederick • 305 

Lyons, Andrew 281 

Lyons, Edward M 281, 339, 352 

Lyons, Frederick 305, 315 

Lyons, James 162 

Lyons, Samuel • 230 

Lyons, Theodore .,305 

Mc Andrews, Robert 162 

McArthur, John 378. 387 

McBride, Levi 187, 197 

McCabe, Frank 353 

McCabe, John 138, 149, 162, 173 

McCann, George I97 

McCann. George W 187 

McCarthey, John 378 

McCarthy, Owen 305 

McCarthy, John 378 

McCarty, Charles 306 

McCarty, Edward 2^7 

McCarty, Owen 306, 315 

McCauley, Robert 187 

McCausland, John 187 



412 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



McCauslin, John 187 

McClellan, General. . • -19, 35, 36, 43, no 

McClellan, William B 257 

McClellen, William B 257 

McClelly, Joseph 282 

McClennan, William B 257 

McCloy, Joseph 282 

McCole, Michael 162, 174 

McComb, Joseph 138 

McConnel, Carmile 257 

McConnell, Carmile 187, 257 

McConnell, Edgar 257 

McConnell, Hugh 162 

McCoombs, William 187 

McCormick, William 187, 198 

McCullough, William 306, 315 

McDermott, William 353 

McDermott, Wilson 353 

]\IcDonald, James 163 

McDonald, John 187 

McDonald, John A 199 

McDowell, William 163 

McElroy, Edward 210 

McElroy, Edward V 211 

McElroy, Evander 211 

McElvoy, Evander 211 

McFadden, John 163, 173, 174 

McGee, Robert 231 

McGee, Samuel 282 

McGeu, Patrick 258 

McGibben, George 257 

McGibbon, George 257 

McGuffie, Robert 211, 218 

McGrady, William 211 

McGue, Patrick 258, 265 

McGuire, Bernard 231, 242 

McGuire, James 268, 282 

Mclnearney, Thomas 163 

Mclneary, Thomas 163 

Mclntire, Joseph 211, 220 

McKanna, Peter 393 

McKenzie, Samuel 138 

McKeon, Horace W 366 

McKinnie, Philip 187 

McKinzer, Alexander 327 

McKnight, Dennis 163 

McKoon, Horace W 378, 388 

McKoon, W. H 373 

McKune, John 258, 266 

McLane, Jerome ;i27 

McMahan, Michael 187 

McMann, Michael 187 



AlcMannus, John 163, 174, 211 

McMeekin, James 378 

McMillen, George 353 

McNearney, Thomas 163 

McNeary, Thomas 163, 173 

McXulty, James 163 

McQuade, John 353 

McVilla, James 163, 174 

Maben, Robert M 326, 338, 352 

Maben, Robert N 353 

Mackey, David S 377 

Mackey, James B 137, 149 

Mackney, Abram 393 

Maffit, Uriah 379 

Magher, Michael 231 

Mahale, William 162 

Maham, Michael 231 

Maher, Thomas 305 

Mahle, William 162, 172 

Mahler, William . 378 

Major. Hiram G 305, 315 

Major, Nich 231, 243 

Malees, John H 393 

Mance, Silas H 281 

Maney, Felix 256 

Mann, Hiram G 210 

Mann, John H 137, 149 

Mannard, Richard 378 

Manney, James 210 

Manny. James 210 

Manson, Martin A 281, 293 

Many, Charles E 393 

Many, Felix 256 

Many, Mortimer 186 

Maot, Victor 354 

Mapledoram, Albert K 378, 386 

Mapledown, James C 353 

Mara, Timothy 186 

March, Jacob 378 

Marcotte, Thomas N 320 

Marino, Slater 290 

Marren, Peter 393 

Marsden, James 210, 219 

Martin, Gaston 186, 198 

Martin, James 231 

Martin, John H 257, 266 

Martin, Samuel H 257 

Martin, Thomas 162 

Marsh. A ■. 231, 242 

IMarshall, Henry 186 

Marshall. William 231 

Marshall, William F 231 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



413 



Marshall, William H 231 

Mathews, Dr 52 

Mathews, George 162 

Mathews, James 162 

Mathews, Lorenzo 378, 387 

Mathews, Samuel 186, 197 

Marvel, Thomas, jr 150 

Marvel, Thomas S....I2, 126, 138, 258 

Mason, George 326 

Mason, Thomas ^,2"/, ^2i7 

Masten, Daniel 138 

Masten, Henry 257, 265 

Masten, Peter F 138 

Masten, Seloth A 257 

Masten, Walter 186 

Mastin, Henry 257 

Mastin. Silah T 257 

Maston, Daniel 138 

Maston, Peter F 138 

Maxwell, James 162, 174 

Maybe, William F 257 

Ma\'bie, William F 257 

Mayes, Burrel 90 

Mayher, Thomas 305 

Maynard, William H 2,2"/, t,t,-j 

Mead, John 121. 379 

Maade, Joshua 138, 211 

Meafoy, Martin U 138 

Meafoy, Martin V 150 

Meagher, Michael 231 

Mear, Michael 231, 242 

Medina, Julius 138, 1 50 

Medler, Charles 7,27 

Meed, John 378 

Meffitt, Joseph 282 

Mehan, John 23 1 

Mehan, Philip 211, 218 

Meinhart, John 211, 218 

Meinhardt, John 211, 219 

Memple. Andrew 353, 362, 363 

Mercer, James D 187 

Mercer, John D 187 

Meritt, James 231, 243 

Meritt, Jeremiah 231 

Merphy, William H 120, 353, 364 

Merritt, Charles F 163 

Merritt, C. W 138, 149 

Merritt, James 231 

Merritt, Jeremiah 232 

Merritt, Joseph 282, 292 

Merritt, Seneca 139 

Metcalf, John 120, 126, 139, 211 



Metcalf. M 309 

Meyer, Henry 353 

Michael, John 393 

Midgley, Mathew 211 

Midgly, Mathew 211 

Might, Francis. .120, 152, 163, 175, 188, 
268, 282 

Miles, William R 379 

Miller, Abraham 282 

Miller, Abram S 282 

Miller, Andrew 211 

Miller, David 327, 337 

Miller, Gabriel 188 

Miller, Harmon B 121, 139 

Miller, Israel 353, 362 

Miller, James 354 

Miller, John.. 139. 149, 164, 174, 188,232 

Miller, John B 306, 315 

Miller, Samuel 139 

Miller, Thomas 121, 282 

Miller. William 378, 393 

Miller, William H 394 

Milligan, Henry C 258, 266 

Mills, James 139, 150 

Millspaugh, Isaac 258 

Millspaugh, John 282, 292 

Millspaugh, Peter 139 

Millspaugh, Virgil 164 

Milton, Captain 62 

Milton. James H. F..126, 139, 228, 244, 
258 

Minger, William 327 

Misner. Peter 327, 337 

Mitchell, P. Nickoll 258 

Mitchell, P. Nicoll 258 

Moat, Victor 354 

Moffett, Rufus 317 

Moffit, Rufus 328. 337 

Moffit, Uriah 379 

Moffitt, Rufus 392 

Moffitt, Uriah 379 

Mompell, Andrew 353 

Momple, Andrew 353 

Monagen, Thomas 306. 314 

Monaghen, Thomas 306 

Mondor, Alexander 354 

Moneghan. Thomas F 306 

Monroe, Donald 354 

Monsen, Edgar H 258 

Monson, Charles 306 

Montgomery, John 354 

Moore, Ephraim 232 



414 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Moore, George 139 

Moore, John C 164 

Moore, Joseph 306 

Moore, Star B 258 

Moran, Edward 164, 173 

More, Joseph 306 

Morgoge, Wilhain 379, 387 

Morris, Henry B 328 

Morris, John 140, 164 

Morris, John C 140 

Morse, Archibald 140, 164 

Morse, Edgar E. .221, 232, 243. 262, 268, 

280, 283 

Morse, James 328 

Morse, Nathan 212 

Morse, Sidney 212 

Morton, John D 354 

Mosher, Luman 379 

Moss, Nathan 212 

Mot, Victor 354 

Mould, Moses R 140 

Mowery. Patrick 354 

Muir, Thomas 188 

Mullen, John 164, 174 

Mulligan, James F 283, 293 

Mulligan, John 379 

Mulligan, Patrick 212, 219 

Mullighan, John 2)7'^ 

Mulvahill, Thomas 328 

Munn. James 188 

Munson, Charles 306 

Munson, Edgar H 258 

Murphy, Dennis 379, 386 

Murphy. John 258 

^lurphy, Thomas 188, 198 

Murray, Alexander 306, 315 

Murray, David 232 

Murray, James 283, 291, 293 

Murray, Joseph 164 

Murray, W. C 232, 242 

Murray, William 306, 316 

Murry, James 283 

Alyer, Henry 365 

Myers, Christian ' 258 

Myres, Henry 353 

Naglee, Brig. Gen. Henry M..24, 26, 

27, 29, 34, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, no, 

IIS, 116 

Nash, William 232 

Neal, Nathaniel H 328, ^37 

Neal, William H 328 

Nearing, William H 306 



Neeley, Samuel 140 

Neeley Sam S 140 

Nelson, Manning S 164 

Nepoy, Martin A 164 

Nevill, Dennis 164 

Newkirk, Andrew J 328, 337 

Newkirk, Clement B..188, 197, 221, 232 

Newman, William 165, 173 

Nichols, George 140, 259 

Nickols, George 259 

Nixon, Edward 121, 283 

Nod, Peter 379 

Noel, Peter 379 

Nolan, James 165 

Nolin, James 165 

Noll, Peter 379, 386, 387 

Norman, Charles 165, 174 

Northawa}', Chauncy 259 

Northway, Chauncy 259 

Nothoway, Chaunc.v 259 

Norton, Henry 394 

Norton, John 328 

Oakley, William S 140 

Oakman, Robert 188, 199 

O'Brien, Cornelius 354, 365 

O'Brien, Richard 283 

O'Brine, John 394 

O'Connell, Thomas 212 

O'Connell, Thomas S 212, 218, 220 

Odell, Benjamin B 13 

Odell, George 140, 150 

Odell, James 212 

Odell, John 212, 220 

Odell, Miles 212, 218, 220 

Odell, William 140, 232, 243 

0"Flanigan, William 140 

Ohmangur,. Victor 306 

Ohmungur, Victor 307 

Oliver, Franklin W 259 

Omongor, Victor 307 

O'Neil, James 232 

Opernan, Henry 212 

Orr, Daniel B 354 

Orr, James A 379 

Osborn, Harrison 232 

Osborne, Charles S 212^ 

Osborne, George S 379 

Osborne, Ralph 213 

O'Shaney, Thomas 354 

Osterhout, Abram 355, 364 

Ousterhout, Abram 355 

Overton, George P 307, 316 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



415 



Owens, John P UO 

Owens, Springstead B I4i 

Owens, William 380, 388 

Packard, Harmon 3i6 

Packard, Jared 294. 30/ 

Paine, Jacob -83 

Palmer, Daniel 355 

Palmer, Lvman 380, 388 

Palmer, W. H 232, 243 

Pane, Jacob 283 

Parnell, Harry P 2^3, 243 

Parsel, Daniel 380, 388 

Parsons, George L 307 

Parsons, Joseph H 355 

Parsons, Thomas H 307 

Patch, Elisha C 328 

Patmore, George 329, 336 

Patmore, Oliver 329 

Patterson, Henry L 307 

Paul, James 283 

Payne. Jacob 283, 290 

Peach, John J I4i 

Peache, John J I4i 

Peake, William 366, 380 

Pearce, Charles W 307 

Pearce, Joseph, jr 307, 3i6 

Pearce, Sherwood 307 

Peattie, James ^41 

Peet, Clarence H 283, 290 

Peet, William P 283 

Peirce, Stephen D Mi 

Pellam, Darius .3o8, 310 

Pelton, Ehga ^65 

Pelton. Ehgob 165, i74 

Penfield, James H 259 

Penfield, John H 259 

Pepper, WiUiam 165 

Perkins, Norman. .89, 95. 151- I93, 259. 
268, 282, 284, 355 

Perrine, Oscar E 3i7. 394 

Perrv, George 213, 220 

Peters, Ezekiel 355, 365 

Peters, John 394 

Peterson, Frank 355 

Peterson. Thomas 355. 363 

Pfennig. Rudolph ; • • 355 

Pfenning. Rudolph 355 

Phealan. Richard 284 

Phelan. Richard 284 

Pheland, Richard 284 

Phenix, Milton 284 

Philips, Henry H 394 



Philips, James L 141 

Phillips, William N 120, 122 

Phinning, Rudolph 355 

Pierce, Charles W 307 

Pierce, Frank 141 

Pierce, Franklin 141, I49 

Pierce, Sherwood 307 

Pierce, Samuel 165 

Pierce, Stephen D 141 

Pilsworth, Jonathan E 141 

Pillsworth. Jonathan E 141 

Pinney, Charles 329 

Pitts, Charles V. L 121, 308 

Place, Jonas 329 

Pleasanton, General 36 

Piatt. Leander 165 

Plouth. Jacob 233 

Pope. Thomas B 126, 141, 150 

Porter, Abel 291 

Porter, Able 284 

Potter. General E. E. .36. 61, 67, 72, 72,, 
75, 77, 78, 79- 83 

Potts, James H 188 

Powell, Charles 329 

Powell, William 329 

Powers, John A 198 

Powers, John H 188 

Powers, Mathew 380, 387 

Pratt, Elias B 83 

Pratt, George C 3o8 

Presler, George 165 

Prestler, George 165 

Prewman, Edward S 273 

Price, Arthur 141, 165. 73 

Prince, Alden I4I 

Probasco, Jacob 165, 174 

Proser. William H 308 

Prosser, William H 3<^'8 

Pryor, John 284 

Puff. Alonzo 355 

Puff. George W 356, 362, 363 

Puff, Rufus R 356 

Puff. William 356 

Purdy, David 166 

Purdy, David K 166 

Quick. Dennis 213, 219 

Quick. Elias 233, 242 

Quick. Hiram 23^ 

Quick, Levi 233 

Quick, Stephen 189 

Quigley, James 189, I99 

Quinn, James 233, 243 



416 



Fifty-Surth Rcg't, N. V. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Quinn, William 142 

Race, John 284 

Rackard, Harman 308 

Ramlow, Carl .r.3 

Randolph, George 394 

Ranny, Arthur 308 

Rany, Arthur 308 

Ray, Alexander 259, 266 

Raymond, Horrace 394 

Raymond, John 189 

Raynor, William 394 

Read, Samuel 233 

Rear, Charles 189, 197 

Reding, George 284. 293 

Redman, William 380 

Redner, Samuel 189 

Reed, James M 356 

Reed, Samuel 233 

Reichmann, Charles 308 

Reilley, Bernard 233 

Reilly, John 394 

Reiner, Edward 2.^9 

Reynolds, James 285 

Reynolds, Newell F 121, 213 

Rhinehart, Morris J 259 

Rhett, Col 7^ 

Rhoades, Thaddeas t66 

Rhodes, General 2y 

Rhodes, John 339 

Rhodes, Thodus 166 

Rhome, John T 356 

Rhost, Christian 356 

Rhyan, Dennis 166 

Rice, Charles W 329, ^^7 

Rich, Henry R 329 

Richard, George 386 

Richards, Casper 285 

Richards, Gasper 285 

Richards, William C 308 

Richardson, William E 329 

Richart, Gasper 285 

Richmond, Charles 308 

Richter, Alphonse- . . 142, 151, 166, 174, 
185, igo 

Richter, Herman 189 

Rider, Fernando, 166, 174 

Rickard, George 380 

Rickart, Augustus 308 

Riess, Theodore 234 

Riker, Charles M 213 

Rilands, William 142, 150 

Riley, Bernerd 308, 316 



Riley, George 233, 242 

Riley, Thomas 189 

Rile}-, William 259 

Ritch, Henry R 329 

Ritch, Richard R 330 

Roberts, Lewis 309 

Robertson, Henry 189 

Robertson, John F 142 

Robertson, Moses 259, 265 

Robinson, Charles 142 

Robinson, David 330, 336, 337 

Robinson, Henry 121, 189 

Robinson, John F 142, 150 

Robinson, John T 121 

Robinson, William 330, 336 

Robinson, William E 330 

Rockwell's Conn. Battery iii 

Rodgers, John 166 

Rodh, Christian 356, 363 

Rodth, Christian 356 

Roe, William M 142 

Rogers. Richard 142 

Rogers, John 166 

Roice, Charles E 213 

Roice, Theodore 234 

Roker, William 189 

Roland, Lewis 309, 316 

Rome, John D 330 

Rome, John T 356 

Rome, William 330, 2,37, 356 

Romlow, Carl 213 

Rooker, William 189 

Roosa, Benjamin 233 

Roosa, Isaac 151, 192 

Roosa, James E 234 

Roosa, James H 143 

Roosa, John 234 

Roots, Jacob 309 

Roper, Robert C.-i20, 126. 128, 142, 309 
Rosa, Isaac- -120, 142, 166, 175, 189, 197 

Rosa, James H 142 

Rosa, Algernon 151, 166, 189 

Rose, Allen S 380, 387 

Rose, Edwin L 356 

Rose, George 381 

Rose, Henry F igo 

Rose, John 190 

Rose, Sidney 190 

Rose, Wesley 381, 387 

Rosenburg, Isaac 143, 167 

Rosencrantz, Martin 167 

Ross, A. S 193 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



417 



Ross, James 3°! 

Ross, John R 309. 3i6 

Ross, William 309, 3i6 

Rotgers, William 213 

Rouenburgh, Frank 213. 220 

Rouse, Philander 330 

Rowland, Lewis 309 

Rovce, Charles E 213 

Rufle, Karsami 365. 363 

Rump, Abraham i90. 198 

Rumsey, Charles A 330 

Rumsey, Charles L 330 

Rumsey, Jeremiah 190, I97 

Ruppert, Conrod 381 

Rush, Francis W I43, 259, 265 

Rush. Francis W 244 

Rush, Samuel D I43. I49 

Rushmore, Lewis W 285 

Rusk, Robert 260, 265 

Russ. Theodore 234 

Russell, James 285 

Russell. John W 239 

Rutz, Jacob 309 

Ryan, Charles 394 

Ryan, Charles J 395 

Ryan, Dennis E 166 

Ryan, James 190, 330 

Rvan, William D 214 

Sackett, Henry McC 241, 234 

Sanger, William 309, 3i6 

Santees, Charles L 167 

Sarine, Nicholas 395 

Sarine, Samuel 242 

Sarine, Samuel H 234 

Sarine, William J 235 

Sarvice, Lockwood 309 

Sarvis, Lockwood 309 

Sarvoir, Lockwood 309 

Saxe, Moses T 287 

Saxton, General Rufus..47, 52, 107, "2 

Sayer, George K 120 

Sayer, William J 95- 200, 207, 214 

Sayre, George K 123 

Sayre, William 214 

Schafer, Jesse F 120 

Schermerhorn, Jacob D 310 

Schlecht, Louis 190 

Schmidt, George J 3io 

Schmidt, Henry 167 

Schneider, Charles 395 

Schofield, David I43 

Schoonmaker, Ephraim 285 



Schoonmaker, John 234 

Schoonmaker, S 234 

Schovill, Octavius 235 

Schreeder, Robert 210 

Schupart, George 3io 

Schwartz, Michael 234, 241, 243 

Schwartz, Richard 234 

Schwenk. Michael 33i 

Schwenk. Michael A 338 

Scipple, Julius 3io 

Scofield, Daniel I43, 214 

Scofield, David • • -145 

Scofield, David L I43 

Scott, Charles 234 

Scott, General 18, I9 

Scott, George H 214 

Scott, James 190, I97 

Scott, John 381, 387 

Scott, Mason D I43 

Scott, Samuel ^97 

Scott, Samuel M I90 

Scott, Sylvester 293 

Scott, Sylvester S 285 

Scovil, Octaveus 235 

Scranton, Byron 357 

Scranton. Edward J.. 188, 221, 235, 243 

Scranton. Myron 357 

Scrvbee, Philip W 260 

Scryber, Philip W 260, 266 

Seaman, Alfred F 33i 

Seaman. Alfred L 33i 

Seaman, Sylvester ^91 

Seamann, Henry 235 

Scares, C. E 235 

Sears, C. E 243 

Sears, John 3io, 3^5 

Sears, Melville. • 151, 161, I73, I74, I75, 
191, 284 

Seaton, Daniel ^^7 

Seaton, ALark 167 

Secor, Daniel I43- I50 

Secor, Jacob H 260 

Secor, James U3- I50 

See, Jacob 357, 3^4 

Seeley, James 235, 243 

Seibert, Richard 167 

Seitz, Philip 381, 387 

Serim, Solomon -^^ 

Serine. William J 235 

Serrin, Solomon 243 

Serrine, William J 235 

Seybold, Charles 260 



418 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Seyboldt, Charles 260 

Shafer, Asal 381 

Shafer, Frederick 357 

Shafer, Jesse F..113, 119, 248, 280, 339. 

357 

Shafer, Orin Day 381, 387 

Shafier, Frederick 357 

Shaffer, Asal 381 

Shaffer, Martin 285, 291 

Shaffer, Orin Day 381 

Sharp, Isaac 285 

Sharp, Jacob 119 

Sharp, Major no 

Sharpe, Jacob 121, 122, 217 

Sharot, Philip M 143, 235 

Shaver, Frederick 357 

Shaver, Hasbrook 236, 243 

Shaw, Ebert 357 

Shaw, Egbert 357 

Shaw, Henry 357 

Shaw, Henry M 167, 357 

Shaw, John 214, 236, 243 

Shaw, Moses 331 

Shealy, Elisha 286 

Shearman, Daniel R 285, 291 

Sheehan, Dennis 331 

Sheeley, Elijah 167 

Sheeley, Elisha 173, 286 

Sheeloy, Elisha 286 

Slfeely,' Philip 2^ 

Sheley, Clark 167 

Sheley, Elias 286 

Sheley, Elisha 167 

Sheley, Philip 286 

Sheley, William H 167 

Shely, Elisha 286 

Shelling, Charles 120, 122 

Shepard, Alexander 144 

Sheppard, Alexander 144 

Sherat, Philip 143 

Sherman, Daniel R 293 

Sherman, General. .59, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 

70, 74, 80, 88. 96, 108, 109 

Sherman, Gen. Wm. T 67 

Sherwood. Bishop A 191, 198 

Shields, George M 357 

Shine, John 236, 242 

Shiner, Isaac 214 

Shiner, Isaac C 214 

Shleuter, Lewis 382 

Shoemaker, Cornelius K 381, 388 

Shreder, Robert 310 



Shubat, George 310 

Sibert, Richard 167 

Sibley, Stephen 286 

Silliman, Col. William. 62 

Silverburgh, Levi 167, 174 

Simmons, Joseph 395 

Simon, Lewis 310 

Simpson, Cornelius 144 

Simpson, James H 286 

Simpson, William 236 

Sipple, Christian 310, 316 

Sipple, Julius 310, 316 

Sizer, Joseph 214 

Skelley, John 357 

Skigell. Joseph 144 

Slack, William 331 

Slater, Lewis 382 

Slater, Marimus 286 

Slater. Marino 286 

Slaver, Conrad 357 

Slaver, George C 339, 358 

Sloan, Bernard 191, 198 

Sloane, John 286, 292 

Sloat. Cornelius J 121 

Sloat, William 197 

Sloat, William H 191 

Sloman, John 260 

Sluter, Lewis 381 

Smalley, Lot 260 

Smith, Abram 358, 364 

Smith, Alexander 260 

Smith, August 214 

Smith, Benjamin T 215 

Smith, Charles. . 168. 260, 286, 293, 331, 
338 

Smith, Charles A 331. 338 

Smith, Charles E 260 

Smith, Cornelius 121, 260, 265 

Smith, E 275, 321 

Smith, Edward H 215 

Smith, EHphas 73, 119, 339, 358 

Smith, Eugene 286, 292, 382 

Smith. Frederick 382, 387 

Smith, Gabriel 191, 198 

Smith, George 168 

Smith, George J 310 

Smith, George M 382 

Smith, Henry 144, 150, 215 

Smith, Hiram 191, 198, 286 

Smith, Iram 286 

Smith, Jacob 260, 265 

Smith, James 191 



Fifty-Sixth Reg% N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



419 



261 

174, 175, 192 



,191 



Smith, James,B •• 

Smith, James H..151, i^b^ 

Smith, J. H ■■'■'/ ,,„ -,.Q o(Si 

Smith,John..i92,26i,267, 310, 3.8-364 

Smith, John H ^gg 

Smith, John J ' 

Smith, John W -' 

Smith, Jonah ^ ^ 

Smith, Lewis.. •^'"' ^ 

Smith, Miron. • 
Smith, Noah D 

Smith, OUver ;-^^ 

Smith, Oscar. .. "- 

Smith, Oscar C 

Smith, Peter.. 

Smith, Samuel 



6 
192 

120, 311 
144 



Stanbrook. John 

Stanbrough, Thomas . • 

Stander, Conrad 

Starr, EH 

Stead, Wilham C 

Steele, Ceaser 

Steele, Cesar 

Steele, John ' 

Steele, Peter B 126, I44, I45, ig 

Stender, Conrad ^ 

Stephen, Sibley ^ 

Stephenson, General- 

Sterling, George 

Sterling, John, jr 



237 

287 

382 

237, 242, 243 

144 

359 

358 

215 



•145- 



III 
168 

332 



144, 243 

144, 150 

311 

S""^^^' l?''^l: .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■382; 187 

168, 236 



Sterling, William- 
Steward, Sylvamis 
Stewart, Charles - 
Stewart, General - 



Smith, Stephen 
Smith, Wilham 

Smith, William T '" ' .^o 

Sniffin, Eugene 



68 



ii"^ 



Snyder, Smith \\'.'.%2 



144, IDS 

-•-•332 
.... 168 

...- 43 

^8^ 
Stewart, John -Jg^ 

Stewart, Peter " 

Stewart, Sylvanus 

Stewart, Wilham 

Stewart, William H 121, i-4 

St. George, Thomas ^9- 



,168, 



332 
174 



Sodoland, Michael ^^ ^^^^^^^^ j^l.n C ; " "^^^ 

Sodon. Augustus -J' c^cknev. William M 261, 205 



Sodon. William 
Sohrine. Samuel 



36 
.-.-235 

T 1 T-\ . . .102, 198 

Somers, John D ...,92 198 

Sopher. Solomon 9 , v 

l°"if-^7'"™;;v;''v.v.V-V.382,'387 

Southworth, 1 racv ■^ 

Sparks, Calvin 3.8, 364 

Spelman, Peter ;J^^ 

Spencer, John A " g 

Spotten, John -.^g 

Spotton, John -^^^ 

Sprague, Colonel ; ; .' .,36; 243 

Sprague, James lb ' .87 

Sprague, William P 38-, 3»7 

Spratt's Battery V/ ' ^^ 

Springstead, Charles... 261,266 

Springstead, George W • • • -^'^ 

Springstead, Jacob 168, i/o 

Squires. Wilham -^g- 

Staats, John H ' 

Stabler, John ^ 

Staebler, John -J 

Stafford, Joseph H ^^ 

Stalbird, Hollel G -^^ 

Stalleird. HoweU G ; ■-J>' 

Stalter, Dewitt 21.-,, 219 

Staker, Lucius ^^ 



Stickney. 
Sticld; Lewis. 

Still, Henry g 

Still, Henry A ^7.. 243 283 

p 126, 145, 150 



215 
192 



Still, Wilbur 



•309 



IILrjIseL .,.,^,.<.,;g 

Stives, Jesse ^^^ 

St. John. Isaiah 

St. John, Peter ^J^ 

Stockel. Henry ^ 

Stoddard, Phineas ^^ 

Stokes, Able 087' ^o^ 

Stokes, Abraham 287, 293 

Stokkle. Henry ^ 

Straton, George S -J^^ 

Straton, William D ^^^ 

Stratton, George S 3jy 

Stratton. James '.Vo -z^j 

Stratton, John B 33-, 33/ 

Stratton, William D ^g 

Strechler, Edward 

Strehler, Edward •; ' ' . 

Strickland, Jeremiah ^^ • ^ 

Strong, General '^^' 

Strong, Jacob H ^_^ 

Strong, Jacob S 



420 



Fifty -Sixth Regt. N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Strouse, Jonah 287 

Strowse, Jonah 287 

Stuart, John B 237, 243 

Stuart, John J 237 

Studar, John 192, 198 

Sturgeon, George 145 

Styles, Lafayette 287 

Sueezy, Dubois 215 

Suiter, John B 395 

Sullivan, Dennis 215 

Sullivan, George M 145, 216 

Sutherland, James 332, 23^ 

Sutliff, John 145 

Swartz, Richard 234 

Swartz, Richard L 234 

Swallow, James 237 

Swallows, James 243 

Sweet, William F 287 

Sweezey, DeGravv 216 

Sweezey, Dubois 215 

Sweezey, William 216 

Sweezy, DeGraw 216 

Sweezy, William 216 

Swerts, Richard 234 

Sworts, Richard 234 

Syck, Moses 287 

Sycks, Moses 287 

Sykes, Moses 287 

Talmadge, Nathaniel i6g 

Talmage, Nathaniel 169 

Taylor, George 261 

Taylor, George W 261 

Taylor, John 169, 261, 266 

Taylor, Joseph 145 

Taylor, Nathaniel 3S3 

Taylor, Ralph W 359 

Teater, William 193, 197 

Teed, Charles 193, 197 

Teed. Isaac 193, 237, 359 

Teller, Alfred M 332, 336 

Teller, Daniel R 332 

Teller, David H t,t,t, 

Teller, Frank t,^t, 

Teller, Frederick ^^Ziy 336, 338 

Teller, James t,;>,2i 

Teller, James J 333 

Tenhagen, Garrett 237 

Terhagen, Garrit 237 

Terry, General A. H 47 

Terwillegar, Benjamin 193 

Terwillegar, David B 287 

Terwillegar, Jasper 193 



Terwillegar, Joseph 193 

Terwilleger, Edward 193 

Terwilleger, Elbert 311 

Terwilleger, Mathew 193 

Terwilleger, Nathaniel 193 

Terwilleger, Theodore 193 

Terwilleger, \V''illis 194 

Terwilliger, Augustus 287, ^92 

Terwilliger, B. 176 

Terwilliger, Benjamin 175 

Terwilliger, Benjamin H ^^^ 

Terwilliger, David B 287 

Terwilliger, David D 333 

Terwilliger, David R 333 

Terwilliger, Evert 311 

Terwilliger, G. Meeker 237 

Terwilliger, Harrison 169 

Terwilliger, Harry 169 

Terwilliger, Jacob 237 

Terwilliger, Meeker G 243 

Terwilliger, Mathew 197 

Terwilliger, William W 238 

Terwilliger, Willis 197 

Thayer, Charles F. .12, 151, 161, 169, 174 

Thayer, S 238 

Theysolm, Henry 312 

Thomas, George 359 

Thompkins, John L 221 

Thompson, Charles W 288 

Thompson, James 359 

Thompson, John 216 

Thompson, Leander 262 

Thompson, Stephen W...262, 268, 271, 
288, 293 

Thompson, Thomas 238 

Thompson, William 238 

Thorn, Philip 359, 364 

Thorp, Isaac 288 

Thost, Julius 359, 364 

Thoysohn, Henry 312 

Thurston. Isaac 145, 170, 194 

Thurston, William W 262, 267 

Tice, Charles 238 

Tice, Charles F 238 

Tice, Francis 238 

Tice, Francis C 238 

Tice, George 145. 216 

Tice, Henry 194 

Tice, William H 22>i 

Tighe. Hugh 383 

Titus. Gideon L 311 

Toey, Michael 145 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



421 



Tompkins, David 359 

Tompkins, Edward R 311 

Tompkins, George M 238, 242 

Tompkins, John S 238 

Tompkins, Leonard 238, 243 

Tompkins, Stewart 145 

Tompson, John H 238 

Tooe}', Michael 145 

Toohey, Michael 145 

Tooker, Luther 288, 293 

Toombs, Charles A 194 

Toombs, John A 194 

Torrey, Ferdinand 146 

Townsley, Thomas T 194 

Townsend, Edgar 360 

Townsend, William 194 

Tracey, Richard 194, 198 

Tracy, James 288 

Tracy, James H 288 

Tracy, William H 395 

Travers, Thomas 395 

Truax, David 238, 242 

Truix, David 238 

Trumper, John 216 

Tubbs, John 288, 292 

Tucker, Jeremiah G 334 

Turner, A. L 123 

Turner, Albert S 120, 123 

Turner, Amos 383 

Turner, Amzi 216, 220 

Turner, Anzie 216 

Turner, Charles F 146 

Turner, Harvey 194 

Turner, Isaac 216, 220 

Turner, John L 216 

Turner, Joseph 194 

Turner, Joshua B 121 

Turner, Levi 360, 362 

Turner, Thomas J 262 

Turner, William H 288, 291, 292 

Turney, John 360, 363 

Turns, John 360 

Tuthill, Charles 121, 125 

Tuthill, Horace 170, 173 

Tuthill, John B 170, 262, 265 

Tuthill, John J 170 

Tuttle, George 146, 149 

Tyde, Thomas 288, 293 

Tyerell, Isaac B 360, 365 

Tyler, Amos 383, 387 

Tyler, Freeman C 311 

Tyler, George K 383, 387 



Tyler, Lanson 334, t^2>7 

Tyler, Manning 239, 242 

Tyler, Martin V 383, 387 

Tyler, Nathaniel 387, 383 

Tyler, Oliver D 384, 387 

Tyler, Rockwell (Colonel) .. 13, 50, 60, 

62, 65, 86, 88, 94, 95, 119, 358, 366, 

376, 383 

Tyler, Sanford 217, 219 

Tyrrell, William H 360, 364 

Tylor, Amos *. 383 

Tylor, George K 383 

Tylor, Martin V 383 

Tyson, Henry 311 

Twist, Edward K 334 

Urins, Uriah 288 

Usher, William H 243 

Ussher, William Henry 239 

Utter, William 170, 172, 173 

Vail, James H 217 

Valentine, Ira 384 

Van Akin, Lawrence C 334 

Van Cleft, Theodore H 121, 125 

Vancuran, Elisha 360 

Van Curen, Elisha 360 

Vancuren, Emery S 170 

Vanderberg, E 161 

Vanderburgh, Effingham. . 151, 170, 174 

Vandergaw, Francis L 294, 395 

Vandergaw, F. S 367 

Vanderlyn, David 239, 243 

Vandermark, Peter 288, 291 

Vandervert, Henry W 312 

Vandervoot, Henry W 312 

Van Dover, Wiles 288 

Van Etten, C. R 239, 242 

Van Etten. Fetterman 123 

Van Etten, Solomon 119, 123 

Van Ettin, David 384 

Van Etton, David 384 

Van Gasbeck, Abraham 239, 243 

Van Gorden, Alpheus 146, 239, 243 

Van Gorden, Levi 170, 174 

Van Gorden, Samuel 146, 239, 243 

Van Gorden, William 146, 150 

Van Gosbeck, Henry C 384, 387 

Van Keuren, John N 262 

Van Ki rk. Job 289 

Van Kirk, Lewis 289 

Van Kuren, Cornelius 194 

Van Kuren, Elisha 360 

Van Kuren, Emery 170 



422 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



Van Kuren, Levi 217 

Van Loan, Robert 262 

Van Lone, Robert 262 

Van Loven, William 334 

Van Luvan, Jacob 195, iq8 

Van Luvan, William 334 

Van Luven, William 337 

Van Orden, Charles 262 

Van Orden, Henry 262, 267 

Van Orsdall, Aaron 195, 198 

Van Orsdall, Benjamin 195 

Van Orsdall, George 195 

Vanroy, Victor 289. 290 

Van Schaick, John 289, 292 

Van Tassel, Philip 262 

Vantyle, Samuel 289 

Van Vlack, Abram 217 

Van Vlack, Abram E 217 

Van Vleat, Edward 171, 173 

Van Vleet, James 230 

Van Vleet, Joseph 239 

Van Vlick, Edward 171 

Van Vliet, James 239 

Van Vliet, Joseph 239 

Van Vort, James 146, 150 

Van Wagner, Levi 360, 363 

Van Wagoner, Levi 360 

Van Wvck, Col. Charles H..11, 14, 15, 

18, 27, 39, 63, 67, 72, 84, 85, 87, 88. 

89, 90, 94, 96, 98, 99, 100, loi, 102, 

IDS, 106, 107, 109, 110, III, 112, 113, 
114, IIS, 116, 119, 121, 384. 

Van Wyck, George P 120, 122 

Vanzile, Marshall T46 

Vendervort, Henry W 312 

Vernooy, Abraham 289 

Vernooy, Graham 293 

Verodlott, Victor 289 

Vogdes, General 47 

Voorhees, Samuel 217 

Vradenburgh, James 246 

Vredenburgh, John H 360 

Vredenburgh. Samuel F 360 

Wackman, Daniel 195 

Waddell, Robert 146, 171 

Waddle, Robert ! 72 

Waddington, Newman 147 

Wagener, George 262 

Wagner, George 263 

Wagner, Philip 384 

Waggoner, Nelson 312 

Wakeman, Daniel 195 



Wakeman, John 312 

Walker, Frederick 334, 338 

Wallace, George 312 

Wallace, Isaac 312 

Wallace, Joseph 147 

Wallace, William 312 

Wallace. W. W 239 

Walmesly, William A 387 

Walsh, George A 195 

Walsh, James 195. 199 

Walsh, John 240 

Walsh. William 147, 171, 173 

Walter, David 147 

Walter, John 312. 361 

Walter. Joseph 147, 150, 217, 289 

Walters. William 384 

Waltz, Joseph 240 

\Vamesly, William A 384 

Wansell, August 395 

Wanzel. August 395 

Ward, Benjamin 240 

Ward. Benjamin S 240 

Ward, Charles 171 

Ward, Frederick W 361 

Ward, James R ^ 195 

Ward, John 361 

Ward, Ostrander 171 

Ward, Sylvester 171 

Ward, Thomas 334 

Ward. William 312 

Warner, Charles 147, 150, 361 

Warner, George W 334 

Warring, William H 263, 267 

Wasen, William 147. 149 

Washington, General 84 

Waters, James 390 

Waters, John H 290 

Waters, Levi 334 

Watson, Henry 335 

Watters, William 384 

Way, Richard D 121, 125 

Weber, Andrew 361 

Webber, Anthony 290 

Weed, Henry A 335, 336 

Weed, Henry W 335 

Weeks, Nelson 240 

Weightman, Charles 121, 240 

Weintz, Charles 172 

Weintz. John 263 

Weisheimer, Eurshart 263, 265 

Weisheimer, John 263 

Welch, John A t,\2 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



423 



Welch, Theodore H 121, 125 

Wells, Melviii S..12. 244, 263, 267, 275 

Wells, William 240 

Wells, William L 240 

Welsh, James 395 

Welsh, John 3<P 

Welton, Manly 263, 265, 266 

Wescott, Almeron I47, I49 

Wescott, James 290 

Wescott, Volney I47 

West, Theodore i/i- 361 

Westbrook, L. Davenport 291 

W^yntz, Charles '72 

Whaley, Joseph E I95 

Whaley, William 361. 365 

Wheat, James L 3i3 

Wheat, Jedidiah 3i3, 3i(> 

W'heat, Robert A 12T. 125 

Wheat, Solomon D 294, 307. 3^2:, 3 '8 

Wheat, Thomas 3'^^ 

Wheeler, Annias B 195- I97. 198 

Wheeler, Asa I47, iSf 

Wheeler, Capt I05, 106 

Wheeler, Edward. 200, 201, 204. 217. 220 
Wheeler, John J..12, 119. 122, 200, 217. 

384 

Whipple, John 313- 3i5 

Whipple, John H 36r 

Whipple, Thomas C 361 

Whisple, Conrad 384 

White, Arthur 240, 242 

White, Gilbert 196, 198, 240 

White, Henry 263 

White, Jolm E 263 

White, William 171 

Whitman, Jacob 39° 

Whitmore, David O 264, 265, 267 

Wickenhofer, George 264 

Wilcox, Johnson 218 

Wilcox, Johnson G 218 

Wilcox, William 385 

Wilcox, William H 385, 387 

Wiles, Vandover • .289 

Wilkins, David I47, 150 

Wilkinson, James 361, 364 

Wilier, John 3r3 

Williams, Andrew 385 

Williams, Benjamin 1 148 

Williams, Casteline 148 

Williams, C. C 385 

Williams, George 361, 364 

Williams, James H m8 



Williams, John 219, 240, 290, 362 

Williams, John S 218 

Williams, Joseph 335, 337 

Williams, Lewis 199 

Williams, Lewis W 196 

WiUiams, Richard 335, 336 

Williams, William 241, 396 

Williams, William J. ... 12, 221, 241, 276 

Williamson, John 21S 

Williamson, Samuel 148, 171 

Wilson, David 171 

Wilson, Horton C 385 

Wilson, John... 148, 171. 241, 242, 243, 

335 

Wilson, John S 396 

Wilson, Noah 335. 338 

Wilson, Orrin T 335. Z2,7 

Wilson, Richard 385 

Wilson, Walter 3i3- 3i5 

Winslow, Samuel A 3^3 

WinHeld, William H 313 

Winney, Franklin 290 

Winters, Charles E 290 

Woddle, Robert 171 

Wolfe, John 218, 220 

Wombell, Metcalf 241 

Womble, Metcalf 241, 242 

Wood, Abel 196 

Wood, Abraham 335. 338 

Wood, George 335 

Wood, John 148 

Wood, John B 3I4, 3I5 

Wood, John F 241 

Wood, John W 3U 

Wood, Joseph 196 

Wood, Lewis F 148 

Wood, Oliver W 3i4, 3^5 

Wood, Stephen 172 

Wood, Stephen H 172 

Wood, William 218 

Woodruff, Charles 241 

Woods, George F 290, 293 

Woodward, George R 385. 387 

Worden, Joseph • • -336 

Worth, Sylvester H 385. 387 

Wright, Joseph 385 

Wright, William 3i4 

Wyants, Charles '^7^ 

Yager, Henry 264 

Yeager, Henry 241, 264 

York, Benjamin 3-'2 

York, Joseph 3.l6 



424 



Fifty-Sixth Reg't, N. Y. Vet. Vol. Infantry. 



York, Peter 196, 199, 290 

Youey, James H 184, 196 

Young, C 256 

Young, Charles 196 

Young, Charles B 244, 264 

Young, Eben C 264, 266 

Young, James C 172 

Young, James E 172 

Young, James H 184, 196 

Young, John 314 

Young, Lewis Coe 78, 172 

Young, Samuel 172 

Young, Thomas B 196, T98 

Young, William 121, 264, 267 



Youngster, John 362, 365 

Zamer, Henry C 264 

Zehnder, Samuel 218 

Zeluff, Willard 336 

Zenter, Samuel 218 

Zerner, Henrj' 265 

Zerner, Henry C 267 

Zernier, Henry C 264 

Ziddle, Rensallar 148 

Zimmerman, John 386 

Zindle, John iz^S, 149 

Zinsk, Henry 396 

Zopf r, Andrew 386 

Zophie, Andrew 386 







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